Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Active Support

What is Active Support?

Active Support is a way for people with disability to engage in meaningful everyday activities of their choice, with the amount of support they need.

Active Support has been shown to improve the quality of life of people with disability and increase work satisfaction for disability service staff.

These six short videos show how disability service staff and the community can expand someone’s world by using an Active Support Approach.

1. A day in Fran's life

2. A day in Carissa's life

3. Connecting with others

4. Connecting in the Community

5. Inclusion for everyone

Life is richer when you make connections. Connections with people, with work or with things you love.

For some people, connections can be difficult to make – and if someone isn’t being understood or included, they might just feel like giving up all together.

But we can help people feel included and involved  Watch this short,1 minute video about accepting people for who they are.

6. This is how Active Support works - Expand Someones World

"This is how Active Support Works – Expand Someone’s World” shows how disability support workers can implement Active Support – an evidence based approach shown to improve the quality of life of people with disability and increase work satisfaction of the staff supporting them.

Accommodation Support Resources

See the Accommodation Service Provider Guidelines and Resource Kit for other Active Support tools and resources. See also the Easy English booklets My Life + Somewhere to Live.

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