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Living My Life

Laura Fergusson Trust are excited to announce from 1st November 2018 we will be able to provide:

Independent Facilitation

  • We will provide assistance in order for you to make choices about your life, your community support options and the person you would like to help you with this.
  • You will have an Individual  Plan and a /or a Pathway Map already completed ,which will be reviewed in order for you to investigate what supports you would like to access.
  • If you are happy with including your family/whanau in your decision-making they will be invited to contribute ideas and help you make choices.

Tailored Supports - Individual Activities (previously called Supported Living)

We will help you by providing individual support and/coordination to ensure you achieve your goals. This may include:

  • Finding strategies and activities to help you build confidence in all areas of everyday life
  • Explore opportunities for education, volunteering and  employment
  • Linking with local organisations,  and your community to find more ways to connect in culturally/age appropriate and goal directed ways

Tailored Supports – Group Activities (previously called Supported Activities see information below)

 

Insight Rehabilitation’s Supported Activities Services consist of three specialised client-led group programmes for individuals living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) who would like to maintain independence, participate in meaningful activities, develop positive relationships, stay connected with their communities, and receive support to achieve their individual goals.

 

Our Tailered Support Group Activities include

Reconnect after Brain Injury (“Reconnect”)

  • Community-based rehabilitation programme that meets Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 12.30pm in Bishopdale
  • Clients eligible for the programme are assigned to one or two groups to attend on a weekly basis
  • These groups consist of up to 11 clients on any one day and are facilitated by an Allied Health Professional and Rehabilitation Coaches trained in TBI

What do I do when I attend Reconnect?

  • Receive ongoing education related to TBI, local community services, and general well-being
  • Practice skills that assist with maintaining independence such as meal preparation, budgeting, gardening, basic home maintenance, hygiene, and use of public transport
  • Utilise strategies beneficial following a TBI (e.g. communication, memory, planning, and problem solving strategies) in real life situations
  • Engage in cognitively stimulating activities and physical exercise to improve / maintain functioning and well-being
  • Explore services, events, and activities within the local community
  • Interact socially with the other clients that also attend Reconnect
 
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Tas-Tech

  • Community-based rehabilitation programme specialising in wood-working that meets Monday – Friday from 9am – 12pm in Wigram
  • Clients eligible for the programme are assigned to either one or two morning time slots per week
  • These groups consist of up to 6 clients at any one time and are facilitated by staff specialised in wood-working with training in TBI also (as well as oversight by an Allied Health Professional)

What do I do when I attend Tas-Tech?

  • Participate in a positive work-like environment
  • Plan and complete your own wood-working projects with support tailored to individual needs (some previous projects have included: coffee tables, shelving units, jewellery boxes, picture frames, chopping blocks, and much more)
  • Utilise strategies beneficial following a TBI (e.g. communication, memory, planning, and problem solving strategies) in real life situations
  • Socialise with other clients that also attend Tas-Tech
 
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Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust

  • Community-based rehabilitation programme specialising in art that meets on Mondays and Tuesdays in Phillipstown
  • Clients eligible for the programme are assigned to one group to attend on a weekly basis
  • These groups consist of up to 8 clients and are facilitated by staff specialised in art with training in TBI also (as well as oversight by an Allied Health Professional)

What do I do when I attend Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust?

  • Participate in a positive art studio environment
  • Plan and create art work of your choice with assistance and prompting by staff members tailored to your individual needs
  • Utilise strategies beneficial following a TBI (e.g. communication, memory, planning, and problem solving strategies) in real life situations
  • Socialise with other clients who also attend Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust
 

Benefits of Our Group Activities

  • Facilitated by Allied Health Professionals (including Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Therapists and Rehabilitation Coaches specialised in TBI)
  • Peer support and opportunities to build relationships with others who share common goals and challenges
  • Safe, supportive environment to practice skills in order to maximise participation in the areas of life important to the individual
  • Promote well-being and maintain overall functioning
  • Insight Rehabilitation maintain strong relationships with the client, their family/whānau, ACC, and any other agencies involved in the client’s rehabilitation and/or care to ensure all parties are working towards common goals and to seek appropriate help for the client if/when needed

Referral Process

  • Clients are primarily referred to our programmes via their individual ACC Case Manager
  • We also accept privately-funded clients. Please contact us to find out more.
  • Spaces are limited and clients undergo a screening process to ensure they are the right fit for their chosen programme

Contact Information

Eleanor Jackson
Reconnect Programme Service Manager
021 029 32578
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