LIVING DISTINCTIVE LIVES. Families Connecting Individuals to Meaningful Lives in the Community. Living Distinctive Lives.
Families Connecting Individuals to Meaningful Lives in the Community
Living Distinctive Lives (LDL) is a small family-governed group. The group is focused on creating flexible, personalised, community-based arrangements to support each individual member to live in a place of their own, and to pursue a life that meaningful to them.
LDL assists each person, with the support of their allies, to decide
The members of LDL believe that a house alone does not equal a good life, so rather than looking at accommodation in isolation a whole of life approach is taken and each individual is supported to connect to and entwine with the fabric and life of the community that they are a part of.
LDL is a creative alternative to congregate care models for people who would like, or need to live separately from their families, but remain well connected and supported by them.
LDL, it members and workers are committed to the following principles, they form a foundation for planning and action and act as a reference point as people move towards their vision of a good life.
FRIENDS & ALLIES
CIRCLES OF SUPPORT
COMMUNITY INCLUSION FACILITATOR
MELBA SUPPORT SERVICES- HOST AGENCY
Each Family in LDL has a representative who participates in the Governance Group.
This group :
I have come to believe that the following points are of great importance in providing support to individuals in their own home in the community.