Directions is a registered general and specialist therapy provider delivering:
Speech Pathology communication, social skills, positive behaviour support, swallowing, dysphagia
Physiotherapy specialised equipment consultancy, exercise and fitness, hydrotherapy, postural control
Social Work mapping formal/informal supports, organising and connecting to other therapies/services
Psychology counselling, carer support
Occupational Therapy positive behaviour support, organisational and independence skills, planning, budgeting, cooking, specialised equipment consultancy, inclusive employment opportunities
Directions enriches and improves our community support services through incorporating therapy into everything that we do. We creative resource for our support workers and coordinators, devising innovative solutions to problems and mentoring support workers as they identify what motivates the people we support and what may lie behind some of their behaviour and communications. We find the right equipment and assistive technology to change a person’s life.
Directions runs a therapy model that aligns with all of our existing relationship-based services. Our therapists work collaboratively with support workers, families, accommodation providers, teachers and education assistants, effectively creating a team of therapy assistants around the person to ensure continuity and ongoing progress. While the therapist themselves may not have funding to provide frequent ongoing personal intervention, the therapy continues through the support workers and the other assistive roles which we create, ensuring that improvement is permanent.
Our Kitchen Rules – is a weekly cooking class where we enjoy the social aspect of cooking with friends while learning new recipes that are quick and healthy.
Social Squad – Once a fortnight a group of young adults meet at Social Squad for games and food!
Wellness Morning Tea – Directions is piloting a new group which is just for caregivers to learn about the best ways to maintain your self-care. The group is also an opportunity to meet other carers, to develop your carer support network and to explore problems associated with caregiving in a supportive and non-judgemental space. Please join us for a coffee and chat.
Interview Skills Workshop – Our Speech Pathology students will be running an interview skills group, beginning Monday 8 October 2018. Please see below flyer for more information and RSVP details.