The Lifestyle Support Service (LSS) program assists adults under the age of 65 living with disabilities, and who primarily use Auslan to communicate. Our goal is to see our participants living in the general community as independently as possible.

LSS services are not limited to people who are Deaf or hard of hearing and are delivered by staff who are proficient in Auslan. By ensuring our staff can communicate with our participants, we aim to reduce the requirement for an Auslan Interpreter in situations where they may not be needed and reduce the strain on their interpreting packages.

The Lifestyle Support Service hosts a range of group programs and activities throughout the year for our participants. Our activity program aims to enable individuals to participate and engage in community, social and recreational activities.

The outings are based on the needs and interests of the group and can include:

- Live Sporting Matches

 - Cultural exhibitions

 - Holiday related events

 - Regular special interest clubs and groups

Activities are varied and are focused on bringing clients together, providing access to a wider network and the opportunity to socialise.

Lifestyle Support Service team members facilitate these events, provide transport before and after and offer assistance to participants during the program. Group support participants love the opportunity to join in, have fun and be part of the community.

For NDIS Participants
If you are currently approved for an NDIS package you may be eligible for community engagement support from our LSS Service.

Our core supports include:

 - Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities; and,

 - Group based community, social and recreational activities.

If you are interested in accessing this service and receiving care from Lifestyle Support Services please contact us on LSS@deafsq.org.au.