At Circle of Hope, we are committed to supporting you to develop daily living skills, and increasing your capacity to be as independent as possible. Skill-building activities are just one way we help you to do this.

We understand that being able to participate in activities that you enjoy and that are meaningful to you is important for your well-being. That’s why we offer a range of activities and skill-building opportunities that you can participate in, both on-site and in the community.

We can help support you to go about your day-to-day life:

Support with personal care including:

  • Showering and dressing
  • Menu planning, shopping and cooking
  • Exercise
  • General personal banking (budget planning)
  • Management of written communication
  • Arranging and attending medical visits
  • Medication Management
  • Co-ordination of other supports e.g. cleaning

Develop practical skills:

  • Problem-solving
  • Customer service skills
  • Self-advocacy
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Workplace health and safety

We know that everyone is different and that what is important to you will be different to what is important to someone else. That’s why we work with you to identify your goals and develop a support plan that is tailored specifically to you and your needs.

It is estimated that up to 93% of communication is nonverbal. This includes body language and facial expressions. Being able to understand and interpret nonverbal communication is an important skill, both in terms of day-to-day interactions and in the workplace. Developing ideas and creating strategies to deal with difficult situations is an important life skill. It’s a skill that can be useful in a range of situations. At Circle of Hope, we can help you to develop problem-solving skills, as well as a range of other practical skills that will help you to lead a more independent life.

The skill-building activities also include activities for younger children. These activities are designed to help kids develop a range of important life skills, as well as provide them with the opportunity to play, have fun and make new friends. Encouraging a child to participate in games and exercises that focus on skill development is a great way to help them learn and grow.

A simple game of catch can teach a child important skills like hand-eye coordination and social interaction. Playing tag can help a child to develop their fitness, as well as their ability to think quickly and make decisions. And, participating in creative activities like arts and crafts can help a child to develop their fine motor skills and their imagination.

Children are encouraged to develop their ideas and create strategies to deal with difficult situations. These activities help children to understand that there are often multiple ways to solve a problem, and that there is no one ‘right’ way to do things.

Employees that utilise a range of skills are more likely to be successful in their roles. In today’s workplace, employers are looking for employees who are able to think critically, solve problems and work well in a team. Creativity, innovation and adaptability are also important skills that employers value. Different situations call for different types of skills. For example, when applying for a job, it is important to be able to fill out a form correctly and to understand what is being asked of you. In contrast, when dealing with a difficult situation, it is important to be able to think creatively and come up with different solutions.

The skill building activities at Circle of Hope are designed to help you develop a range of skills that will be useful in different situations. Our team of qualified and experienced staff will work with you to identify your goals and develop a plan that is tailored specifically to you.

At Circle of Hope, we believe that everyone has the right to live a life that is meaningful to them. Support can be provided in your own home or in a shared environment. We are committed to supporting you to develop the skills you need to lead a more independent life.

If you would like to know more about our skill building activities, or any of the other services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.