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NDIS Supported Independent Living – Residential Recovery Program

Our Residential Recovery Program provides a range of supported accommodation for people with severe and enduring mental illnesses and associated psychosocial disability. Our homes offer residents a comfortable and homely opportunity to live alongside people, begin to make friends, regain and build on strengths and connect with the community.   We work in partnership with mental health services, primary care providers, family members and other agencies chosen by individuals.

Entry/eligibility Criteria

Richmond Fellowship assists people who have a diagnosed mental illness which has an associated psychosocial disability who;

  • are eligible for the NDIS scheme and require either Supported Independent Living, Short term accommodation or who have Independent Living Options funding and choose to live in a shared home environment.
  • require support with daily tasks, developing independence, behaviour support or personal support etc.
  • are active and willing to receive support from Richmond Fellowship staff and clinical service providers (GP, Mental Health Team etc)
  • are willing to participate in household tasks and meetings

We focus on individual resident aspirations and assist them to live the life they wish to live.  We recognise that this is their home, and ensure all aspects of the program are individually focused and driven by the needs of the residents, not the needs of the program.  We use a strength based recovery focused approach when supporting and actively assisting residents with;

  • Building relationships including house mates, family, friends and others
  • Participation in meaningful activities and past times
  • Personal self-care, grooming and hygiene
  • Cleaning and maintaining their home
  • Managing their money
  • Moving within the community
  • Preparing meals
  • Maintaining health and well being
  • Shopping for groceries and necessities
  • Taking prescribed medications
  • Building confidence in using the telephone or other form of communication

Pricing is subject to participant needs, roster of care and quotation submission.  This will be done with participants and their Support Coordinator.

Residential Recovery Program Referral:    RRP Referral new

NDIS Support Coordination, Recovery Coaching, Peer Mentoring and Group Activities

Richmond Fellowship ACT provides a number of supports funded through an individual’s NDIS plan. These include;

  • Support Coordination – this service will benefit people who require active and ongoing support due to their episodic and complex needs. It includes assistance with sourcing and linking people with the right providers to meet their needs, coordinating these supports, resolving crises and building on developing participant resilience in their own network and community.
    • Cost $100.14 ph.
  • Recovery Coaching – provide assistance for participants with psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life. This support is designed to be able to maintain engagement through periods of increased support needs due to the episodic nature of mental illness. Recovery coaches work collaboratively with participants, families, carers and other services to identify, plan, design and coordinate NDIS supports.
    • Cost $85.62 ph
  • Capacity Building – peer mentoring,  individual skills development and training to support community, social and recreational participation and working towards personal recovery goals.
    • Cost $65.09 ph
  • Assistance to access to community, social and recreational activities – provision of support to enable participants to independently engage in community, social and recreational activities.
    • Cost – Community based groups – range from $16.96 – $57.23 ph
    • Cost – Centre based groups – range from $19.13 – 59.47 ph.

NDIS Supports Referral:    RF NDIS Referral Form

Our approach with carers and significant others

We acknowledge that we are involved with people 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  support this standard 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
  • Recognise and support (where possible) carers needs
  • Holding and encouraging a friends and family day
  • Inviting the views of Carers in our service practice