Independent Living Skills

ILS Artworks 2014

Image: Schoos Studio

Our Independent Living Skills (ILS) program supports people with a disability to explore new skills of their choice and creates opportunities to use those skills.

If you are a person with a disability aged 20 or over and you'd like to explore ways to be engaged in meaningful activities in the community, this might be the service for you.

We encourage you in your desire to learn or improve in any area of your life. We love being proactive and encouraging. We respect your rights and we strongly believe in participation and inclusion. By balancing personal choice with duty of care and dignity of risk we are able to plan for each individual and we see really great results.

Right now we are focusing on projects such as healthy cooking, scrap-booking, photography, basic computing, nail care and fashion and even guitar lessons. Some of us enjoy working out together at the gym while other prefer swimming at the Hydrotherapy pool. We also enjoy utilising the services of Monaro Regional Library together.

Susan, our ILS Service Coordinator says, "I love seeing confidence grow. Confidence means people want to learn more and means people feel good about using their new skills even if I'm not there to help them."

ILS has its own base at a centre in Cooma but we also get out into the community for various activities. We are active each week, Monday to Thursday (except for Public Holidays).

To find out more about eligibility, cost and details please contact Susan or Sandra at our Vagg Street office.


Our artists installed an art display in the window of a local main street business.
Image: Schoos Studio