Living Well Project

Peer informed and peer delivered

The Living Well project seeks to build on practice that is informed and delivered by people with lived experience of spinal cord injury or a similar disability.

People can benefit from:

  • targeted strength and skill building programs, facilitated by Trainers and Group Leaders and delivered via co-designed courses;
  • capacity building as Trainers or Group Leaders;
  • contributing to design, planning and coordination via a Lived Experience Advisory Panel  (LEAP).

Activities founded on goal-setting, strength identification and skills building are delivered in the participant's community, and are designed to enhance their capacity to live well and fully.

The Living Well project has been developed with assistance from an Individual Capacity Building grant, delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency under its Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program.

​Skills for Independence: Family Connections

Our tailor-made three day course is developed to equip people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) or other similar physical disabilities with the skills, knowledge and confidence to further their independence and wellbeing. This course is also designed to actively involve family members (including children) or companions who are a key support. 

Whether you’re progressing through rehab, transitioning back home, wanting to upskill or adjust to a change in circumstances, this course has something for you. Developed and led by people with lived experience, the topics and activitis include: wheelchair skills, transfers, planning holidays or staying away from home, promoting independence, assistive technology, kayaking and handcycling / scooting (for the kids).  

When: 24 - 27 November, 2022

Where: Sargood on Collaroy, a specialist SCI resort in Northern Sydney, NSW

Cost: Formulated on application, to meet individual support needs

Support: Arrangements can be made if you require care supports during your stay. Please call to discuss available funding/ sponsored place options with us. 

To register interest or learn more, get in touch: or 9489 0777

"The trainers and group leaders have a very can-do attitude which I found infectious. There was a great deal of fun and laughter. It only took a day for people to trust each other and begin to open up about issues for them."- Participant survey response.

Wheelchair Skills days

11 November:  10am - 1pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm
12 November:  10am - 1pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm

 Join us to develop your wheelchair skills and build your confidence when moving about in the great outdoors. Be guided by Specialist Peer Trainer and wheelchair user Dave Ball in negotiating your way through a variety of obstacles and terrains. 
Above sessions are held at the AQA office: 416 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield, VIC. 

Regional Wheelchair Skills events (free): 
1 September: 11am - 2:30pm, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington VIC 3931
Register your interest

AQA is a quality accredited and registered service provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

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