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Residential Recovery

Our residential recovery program is a new initiative that fills the gap in the ACT and Southern NSW for those
who seek longterm, supported accommodation.  Our homes offer residents a comfortable and homely
opportunity to live in a community, make new friendships, build confidence and develop strengths.
Connecting with community and mainstream services is a key element of recovery. Richmond Fellowship ACT
works alongside a range of community agencies and services to assist its residents develop and achieve and
improved quality of life.

NDIS support

Richmond Fellowship ACT provides a number of supports funded through an individual’s plan. These include;
Support Coordination
Capacity Building and Peer Mentoring
Assistance to access to community, social and recreational activities

Social connectedness

We support people to develop relationships with others and recognise the benefits these relationships can bring to the individual as well as to society. These relationships can be with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, as well as connections people make through work, sport and other leisure activities, or through voluntary work or community service.

Relationships and connections can be a source of enjoyment and support. Some of the common barriers faced by of our clients include social isolation, social anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of opportunities to make friends. Our social groups provide a non-judgemental, supportive environment to facilitate self-confidence, and more importantly, opportunities for clients to meet other people and develop friendships.

Health and well being

Our  programs offer a wide variety of individual and group activities designed to keep you physically and mentally healthy.  These activities include cooking and household support, shopping, gentle aquatic and physical exercises, mindfulness groups and creative arts.  All activities are planned with your and others input and are routinely reviewed to ensure your needs are met.

Our approach with carers and significant others

We acknowledge that we are involved with clients for varying lengths of time and that families have often been involved for many years. This involvement can mean that carers also have mental health issues with the stress and uncertainty of what is happening with their family members.

Standard 7 of the National Standards for Mental Health Services relates to Carers.
In practice we can support these standards by;

  • Identifying carers and family members when a participant is referred or enters our program
  • Actively seek participants consent to inform and involve their carer in their care / support
  • Actively involve the carer in assessment processes and ongoing reviews
  • Acknowledge the carers role and feedback
  • Support carers with information (if consent is provided) or at least with supports and information of a generic form if no consent is provided)
  • Recognising and supporting (where possible) carers needs
  • Holding and encouraging a friends and family day