Life-skills program

The Real World Living Life-skills program has been designed to provide education, practical training and strategy practice of the important skills we all need to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of daily living and to  make the most out of our life, to the best of our abilities.

These activities and/or experiences can be undertaken on an individual basis or as part of a group.

This program can be accessed as single sessions or included as part of an holistic, client centred Life Activity Plan.

Program content

    1. Communication and interpersonal skills
      • Verbal and non-verbal communication including assistive technology and adaptive equipment
      • Listening skills
      • Clarification and reflection skills
    2. Social Skills
      • Personal presentation and appearance
      • Decision making and problem solving
      • Creative thinking and critical thinking
      • Self- awareness and empathy
      • Assertiveness and collaboration
      • Resilience and coping
      • Negotiation and conflict resolution
      • Manners, etiquette and good social behaviour
      • Time management
      • Use of IT devices
    3. Friendship, dating, relationships
    4. Real World Literacy and Numeracy
    5. Domestic Skills
      • Healthy Eating
      • Meal Planning
      • Cooking
      • Shopping
      • Money management
      • Paying bills
      • Maintenance of a clean and safe living environment
      • Basic environmental, appliance and equipment repairs and maintenance
      • The Flatting Experience – an opportunity to stay in a transition flat  (with appropriate supervision) in order to practically experience the flatting scenario
    6. Health and Wellbeing
      • Healthy Eating
      • Exercise
      • Anger and stress management
      • Medication and equipment management
      • Fatigue management
      • Memory strategies
    7. Survival and safety skills
      • Basic Home First Aid
      • Use of emergency numbers
      • Misuse of drugs and alcohol
      • Cybersafety
    8. Navigating around your community
    9. Public transport use


This program may be funded through our contracts with ACC and the Ministry of Social Development (subject to certain criteria) or may be paid privately by a per session rate.


Referrals may be formal eg: Student Transition Co-Ordinator or Case Manager or informal eg: self or family and may be made in person, by phone, e-mail or letter.

All referrals should be directed to Janette Peebles Managing Director in the first instance.

Phone (09)2995304


Postal address 79-83 Great South Road, Papakura 2110