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 residential course

Skills for Independence is a multi-day residential course aimed at building your capacity to act effectively in a range of settings. Participants tailor the curriculum to their needs and goals of the moment, choosing to work on key topics such as mobility skills, negotiating holiday accommodation, goal-setting, pain management, body image, and intimacy. The topics are developed and led by people with lived experience of spinal cord injury or similar disability, and the residential settings brings the opportunity to share experiences, hints and tips with others. 

This course is delivered in partnership with Skills for Independence as a component of AQA's Living Well project.

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Next course dates
28 February

Our next Skills for Independence course takes place over five days from 28 February to 4 March 2022 at Citadines on Bourke in central Melbourne. 

You can attend as a participant or as a buddy. The course is funded typically through your NDIS plan under Core and Capacity Building Supports. For those not on the NDIS, or unable to access insurance, and for buddies, some subsidised places are available.

Click on the image to download the relevant flyer (participant or buddy) and register your interest from the embedded QR code. Alternatively, you can inquire about the course with our Engagement Coordinator.

9 May

A five-day Skills for Independence residential course is scheduled for 9-13 May 2022 at the specialist SCI resort hotel Sargood on Collaroy, located in northern Sydney, NSW. 
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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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