What is Capacity Building?
Capacity building aims to develop and improve one’s general life skills in various areas such as:
- Navigating and accessing appropriate services through Support Coordination input
- Finding and maintaining one’s employment
- Increasing social and community participation
- Improving one’s life choices (i.e. accessing training on budgeting and managing one’s NDIS plan)
- Improving daily living skills
While our OT’s can support clients through all these areas, a key category that will often work on with clients is improving daily living skills.
What is Improved Daily Living in my NDIS plan?
The Improved Daily Living section of your capacity building supports revolves around provision of appropriate therapy services aimed at building your capacity to participate in the community and increase your independence and safety in completing desired and necessary activities within your home environment.
Our Occupational Therapists can support you to develop or increase your independence in completing safe and necessary skills surrounding daily activities such as:
- Meal Preparation
- Travel Training
- Literacy and numeracy
- Money Handling and Budgeting
- Developing appropriate daily routines
- Developing appropriate memory strategies
What does the OT do?
This typically involves the completion of functional assessments by one of our Occupational Therapists to ascertain your existing capacity levels and future support needs. From there our Occupational Therapists will work with you to develop personalised capacity building program to develop your skills in the appropriate areas based on your wishes and identified needs. In addition to the conduction of 1:1 capacity building sessions to develop your skills, our Occupational Therapists can work with you to identify relevant aids and equipment you may require to support your capacity building goals.