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 setting brings the opportunity to connect and learn from each other. 

Upcoming course:

24 - 27 November: Family Connections Skills For Independence course, Sargood on Collaroy, NSW.

The Family Connections SFI course invites family members or significant others into the learning process. This ensures participant’s have the support they need to keep practising and expanding on the skills they learn when they get home, and also offers family members and significant others the support and connections they might need to meet the challenges of change. 

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

19 August:  10am - 1pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm
20 August:  10am - 1pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm
24 September:  10am - 1pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm
21 October:  10am - 1pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm
22 October:  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. 
All sessions are held at the AQA office: 416 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield, VIC. 
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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