Accommodation/Tenancy Assistance

Jivicare can provide one on one support to assist you to achieve your Accommodation and Tenancy goals such as overcoming barriers that impact your current tenancy or supporting you to explore and obtain alternative housing

Depending on your circumstances and goals, Jivicare accommodation and tenancy assistance can include:


  • Assisting to develop housing goals
  • Liaising with DHHS, real estate agents or proprietors to identify barriers to maintaining at risk tenancies
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to maintain current tenancies
  • Exploring alternative housing options
  • Assisting with private rental applications
  • Assisting to lodge applications for DHHS rentals
  • Supporting participants to obtain DHHS Bond Loan and essential household items
  • Assistance with budgeting
  • Liaising with utility providers and assistance to access Utility Relief Grants
  • Building capacity to obtain sustainable accommodation with greater independence


Assistance with daily living

Finding aspects of your home and daily life overwhelming or difficult to achieve? We can provide as little or as much support as you’d like at home, whether it’s your own home, a private rental or community housing. Whether you have complex support needs or just need some additional support in your home, we’re here to help!

Our daily life assistance is available 7 days a week. We can support you with:


  • Getting ready for school, university or work – breakfast, showers, preparing lunches, transportation, and any other aspects of the morning routine.
  • Getting ready for bed – dinner, preparing for the next day, showers and any other aspects of the evening routine.
  • Personal care – dressing, hygiene, brushing teeth, bathroom assistance, complex health support needs such as changing continence pads.
  • Mealtime assistance – preparing meals, supporting with mealtimes.
  • Light domestic duties – household tasks.
  • Supported independent living arrangements – we can provide support to individuals living in shared accommodation.

Social and community participation

Are you finding it challenging to socialise or access the community? We can support you to get out and about in the community – whatever your age, whatever the situation and whenever you need us.


Here are some examples of situations where we support adults to access their community:


  • Accessing education or study.
  • Running everyday errands including shopping, going to the bank, paying bills.
  • Attending festivals, events and activities out and about.
  • Social activities like meeting friends, eating out and enjoying nightlife, holidays and vacations.
  • Health and wellbeing activities like going to the gym or taking part in sports.

Assist-Life Stages, Transition and Support

Includes short and long-term supports that focus on strengthening the participant’s ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist them to live at home and participate in their community.




  • support connection
  • coordination of supports
  • assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations
  • life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development
  • assistance with decision making, daily planning, budgeting

Assist Personal Activities

Personal care is one of the supports that experienced support workers can provide at JiviCare. Our support workers can help you live life on your terms. They can support you manage your household chores and personal care needs like showering, toileting, dressing and mealtime assistance at home or in the community, including assistance with health care and hygiene. For NDIS participants, funding for daily life within core supports may fall under personal care.


Transport is another area of disability support that support workers can provide at JiviCare. We can arrange transport, accompany you and provide any personal support you require while out.

Our support workers can work with you to get you where you need to go, using their car, your car or public transport. They can support you become more confident using public transport, getting out for shopping, making, and attending appointments or therapy support. For NDIS, participants may be able to claim for transport.


Innovative Community Participation


Innovative Community Participation


Our Innovative Community Participation Program is designed to support NDIS participants to build skills to actively participate in their community.  Through side-by-side practice, the program involves highly skilled Community Engagement Practitioners who assist participants to expand their opportunities for community participation and employment.  Community Engagement Practitioners adopt a capacity-building, community-based approach by working with participants in their local community to increase the likelihood of uptake and successful transition away from the service to informal supports and/or employment.

As appropriate, participants who access this program can expect support working on:


  • The importance of community engagement, social contribution and relationships in maintaining personal wellbeing
  • Self-awareness and self-care
  • Gaining awareness of personal interests, skillsets and passions and linking these to employment pathways
  • Emotional awareness and self-regulation
  • Adaptive social competency including increased awareness of social norms and expectations
  • Their relationship with their disability, independence, confidence and self-worth
  • Navigating systems and programs to successfully participate in their community and employment pathway
  • Preparation and support to access training and employment opportunities
  • Capacity building for seeking assistance in the community context without ongoing formalised supports

Development of Daily Living & Life Skills

Development of Daily Living and Life Skills is a service that encourages personal development, enhances independence and increases opportunities to participate in the community. Individuals can work on learning to use public transport, developing skills for community, and normal day-to-day living activities.


At Jivicare, we can support you to develop the everyday life skills that increase independence and control. We provide resources, tools, support and inspiration to help people with disabilities build everyday skills. Call our team today to find out more.

Participation in Community, Social & Civic Activities

These support items enable a participant to engage in community, social and recreational activities. We can assist you in connecting with the community. Support you to the activities you enjoy and learning new skills.


  • Support to community activities such as attending church, social disco
  • Support to study, learn or volunteer such as men`s shed, literacy and numeracy programs
  • Going to social activities: eating out, shopping
  • Support to recreational: to see a movie or a concert, fitness activities
  • Core – Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation


This support category relates to assisting with or supervising a participant to engage in community, social, recreational or economic activities. These supports can be provided in a range of environments, such as in the community or a centre.

Physical Wellbeing Activities

Through either personal training or exercise physiology, we help participants maintain or increase their physical mobility. We will start by setting wellness goals with the participant, and track their progress over time to show how much they’ve grown—physically and mentally.

We share the mission of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to improve the lives of every Australian facing significant and permanent disabilities, as well as their carers and families. We are proud to be a registered NDIS Provider and hope you will join us in showing your support.


Therapeutic Supports

As an NDIS participant, you may find certain types of therapeutic supports funded in your NDIS plan. These refer to various supports given by a range of clinicians that cover your different needs, including your physical, social and mental wellbeing. The supports you may receive are designed to help you improve your functional skills and independence.

Based on your individual situation, needs and goals, the NDIS funds the following types of therapeutic supports, which may be provided to you in an individual or group setting. You may also receive such supports at home, online or in a different location.


Below are examples of supports classified under the Improved Daily Living budget that Stride can assist you with.


  • Counselling: Support in the development of self-awareness, emotional acceptance and maturity, as well as other personal resources to help you proactively work to achieve your goals


  • Assessment, recommendations and therapy: Includes such actions performed by a psychologist, art therapist, or social worker. This is maintenance therapy to work with you to reduce the symptoms and impact of your mental health issues and improve your ability to function in day-to-day life.

Specialised Driver Training

Jivicare is proud to offer NDIS approved Specialised Driver Training to help people with a disability learn to drive.

For most people, learning to drive is a key step to an independent life. Improved daily living skills, including Specialised Driver Training, is funded under the NDIS.


We have many vehicle modification options to assist people with a wide range of abilities, including:


  • Satellite Accelerator – an accelerator system that allows two-handed driving
  • Combined Brake & Accelerator – a multi-purpose system that gives a driver control over the accelerator, brake, horn, lights and indicators
  • Left Foot Accelerator
  • Spinner Knob – we have both standard and programmable versions

These vehicle modification options can be mixed and matched to best meet your needs.


Jivicare also works closely with an occupational therapist who specialises in driving and driving assessments.


These tools and resources, combined with our friendly and patient teaching approach, provides an ideal learning environment. We will work with you to develop a customised solution to help you reach your goals.

Warn their companion of Danger with an Alert Bark

Assistance Animals (other innovative supports)

Assistance Dogs are specially trained for a number of years to do specific tasks to help their human companion with day-to-day living. Assistance dogs can do things such as:

  • Open and close doors, drawers, cupboards and fridge
  • Take washing out of a washing machine
  • Press a pedestrian button at traffic lights
  • Pick up dropped items
  • Remove items of clothing
  • Pay Shop Assistants at a store.

Will the NDIS fund an Assistance Dog?

Yes – if your Dog has already been Assistance trained and has passed your state or territory’s Public Access Test then the NDIS may fund it in line with their “Assistive animals operational guideline”


No – if your Dog has not done specialist training and has not passed your state or territory’s Public Access Test yet.


Other Organisations may fund the cost of an Assistance Dog such as Assistance Dogs Australia where their dogs are placed completely free of charge with humans who need them across Australia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will also pay for a trained dog if you are an ex-defence service person and if you qualify for an Assistance Dog.