Community Access & Capacity Building
Since the beginning of Empowered Community Services, we have supported over 500 individuals to access the community and develop capacity. Participants are in the driver’s seat when it comes to determining what they want to achieve, and we follow their lead.
From the beginning, it’s all about you. After your first meeting with us, we will build a profile of your likes, interests, things you’re good at and things you’re not so good at, so even if you don’t exactly know what you want to achieve with us – your profile can guide us.
It’s all about you!
Darren was our very first Participant here at Empowered Community Services, and over the last few years, Darren has achieved some fantastic things!
With our Support Workers’ assistance, Darren has completed several Tafe courses in Information Technology, find full-time work and continued to live independently.
It’s been great to see Darren’s amazing progress since he joined Empowered Community Services in 2018.
Our Team Leader platform ensures that our Participants get the most out of their support. Each Participant is allocated a Team Leader, who will be their point of contact during their time with us.
Team Leaders can assist with various things, but most importantly, they can ensure that you get what you want out of your support and achieve your goals. Your Team Leader will check in with you and your support team from time to time to ensure that everything is going well.
All of our Participants have access to our activity hub – The Space. The Space offers a range of different activities including;
Participants are able to access The Space to work on their goals, hang out or meet new friends by joining one of the many group programmes that we offer.
Like all services, we are required to document your progress. However, we like to do it a bit differently here, and we want to do it in collaboration with our Participants. Hearing directly from you about what you enjoyed about the day, what you achieved, and the plan for the following support. By collaborating with you, we can document your story more accurately and give you a stronger voice for your support.
If you haven’t tried this yet, ask your Support Worker about it on your next support!
We Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams
Do you have a list of activities you have always wanted to try? Maybe you have a hobby or interest you want to explore. At Empowered Community Services, we can make it all come to life.
You may wish to get your shopping done, meet new people, check out the local gigs or go to the footy. You may want to learn independence skills such as catching a bus, getting groceries, or cooking. Whatever you wish to do and your goals, we can match you with a Support Worker who can help you reach your desired destination.
The Possibilities Are Endless!
To get some ideas flowing, take a look at the list of some of the things you can achieve on support;