Why choose Focus?

We have been providing support services to people living with intellectual disability for nearly 30 years. Focus ACT is an experienced local organisation helping people in the ACT to live at home and enjoy a better quality of life. We will work with you to develop a personal care plan that builds on your strengths, individual needs and will help you to achieve your specific goals.

What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for eligible people with a permanent and significant disability. In order to receive NDIS services you will need to be assessed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Once you have been approved for NDIS, you can begin to look for a provider for each of your services, known as ‘supports’.

Focus’ range of supports

Focus specialises in a range of supports under the NDIS. Our trained and experienced staff build on your strengths and capabilities to help you to find ways to maintain and increase your independence and to achieve your goals.

As a registered NDIS provider, we offer the following specialist support categories under NDIS.

Support category Supports provided within categories
Assistance with daily life

(Supported Independent Living also known as SIL)

  • Daily personal activities
  • Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement
  • Household tasks
  • Accommodation / Tenancy Assistance
Assistance with social & community participation
  • Participation in community, social, and civic activities
Increased social & community participation
  • Participation in community, social, and civic activities
  • Development of daily living and life skills
Coordination of supports
  • Support to manage your services
  • Development of daily living and life skills
Improved living arrangements
  • Accommodation / tenancy assistance
Improved daily living skills
  • Development of daily living and life skills

Life Skills Training

Life skills training is exactly that. We teach our clients a range of general skills they need for life.

Life skills training includes:

  • Managing money.
  • Meal planning and preparations.
  • Communication and social skills.
Learn more about Life Skills Training

Personal Support

At Focus ACT, we pride ourselves on providing personal support to all our clients.

Personal support services include:

  • Personal care – getting in and out of bed,
  • Health and wellbeing.
  • Assistance with medication.
Learn more about Personal Support

Household and Domestic Support

Providing support for those with an intellectual disability to live independently in the community.

Our domestic support services include:

  • Assistance with household chores.
  • Cleaning and gardening.
  • Mentoring and peer support
Learn about Household & Domestic Support