Independent Living Supports provide you with support in everyday personal activities to assist you to live as independently as possible at home and in the community.
Your funding can be used for a support worker to assist you with household tasks, personal care and to engage with your community. Your needs are unique to you and these are just some of the ways in which we can support you.
Someone to assist with food preparation and meals, or the costs associated with meal delivery.
Help with getting ready for your day (showering, dressing etc.)
Assistance getting to appointments.
Support to help you get out and about in the community including driving you to places or accompanying you on public transport.
Support to help you participate in community life or otherwise enjoy social opportunities with family & friends or to make new friends.
Support with diet, health and fitness and general wellbeing.
Support with household chores or tasks such as shopping, budgeting, banking, medications or therapies.
Support to investigate or pursue hobbies and interests.
Matthew chooses 1:1 support to keep fit and healthy.
Individualised Support in your home
Home Sweet Home for Priscilla through supported accommodation
We're here to help you find a place called home and strive to design our services to respond to your culture, diversity, values and beliefs.
Our Noweyung service in Bairnsdale provides residential disability support in a variety of formats, depending on your needs.
Individualised Support in your community
Matthew keeps fit at hydrotherapy with Individualised support from Distinctive Options
We offer Independent Living & Independent Supports within but not limited to the following geographical areas:
Sunbury Region & surrounds
Greater Bendigo & surrounds
Bairnsdale & surrounds
Brimbank including North Western Melbourne
Greater Melton and Bacchus Marsh
Macedon Ranges Shire
Mount Alexander Shire
Individualised Support - as individual as you
Peter enjoys a cuppa at home
Wherever and whenever you need individual support to live your best life, our dedicated team will listen to you and your unique needs and preferences.
We stand by our commitment to provide quality services for people with disabilities to practise choice and control over their lives.
How long have you been receiving support from Distinctive Options?
I started receiving supports with Distinctive Options in 2015. At that stage, I only had 1 day of 1:1 supports, however, over the years, 1:1 has become my preference, and I now go out 4 times a week with my 1:1 Support Worker, in to the community. Prior to receiving supports with Distinctive Options, I worked for the company in an administrative role.
How does Individualised Living Support help you to live your best life?
1:1 supports assists me to live my best life, as I pretty much have choice and control over the activities that I do. I get to choose how, and where I spend my time, and this assists me to achieve independence in the community and in my life.
Do you recommend Individualised Living Support to others?
I definitely recommend ILS supports. You get more choice, and your days are not dictated by somebody else.
What does your Individualised Living Support include?
The support that I receive entails a variety of activities. My support worker assists me to get to and take part in gym, allied health appointments including Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy.
This year, I have attended the Kiss concert, iFly Indoor Skydiving, with the All- Abilities Sport and Recreation program!
"This year, I have attended the Kiss concert, iFly Indoor Skydiving, with the All- Abilities Sport and Recreation program" - Adam
Contact us to find out more about Individualised Living Supports