Life Choices

​​Life Choices gives you the opportunity to boost your independence and enjoy meaningful participation in your community. Two categories exist under Life Choices – Skills Maintenance and Skills Development.


Skills Maintenance

If you're not in full-time employment or are unable to obtain employment, Skills Maintenance will enable you to create strong community connections and enjoy genuine participation and inclusion in public life in a non-time limited service. 

Skills Development

If you're a new school leaver, or someone looking to return to the workforce but you still need some support in a structured environment to build the skills needed, Skills Development is for you. This time-limited service will assist you as you work towards securing further opportunities, including supported employment, open employment or volunteering.

Through Life Choices you can take part in engaging activities that focus on developing and maintaining your skills. Our Life Choices services and supports are centred on:

  • Life skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Health and personal presentation
  • Navigating public transport system
  • Housekeeping
  • Money management
  • Leisure activities
  • Community access

We'll assist you to develop an individual plan that will outline your goals and what you're aiming to achieve. When developing your individual plan, we'll look at your history, education and existing skills and help you discover what training and activities will benefit you.

With your assistance, we will identify any issues that may make it hard for you to work and provide ongoing support for you to overcome those challenges. 

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for Life Choices if you:

  • Are between 16-64 years of age;
  • Are ineligible for supported or open employment; and
  • Are in receipt of a Disability Support Pension.

To take part in Life Choices, you'll need a referral from the Northern Territory Government's Office of Disability. Click for information on how to obtain a referral.

Alternatively, you can phone 1800 139 656 or drop by an Intake Office.

If you handle your own funding or have an alternate source of funding, please contact your local Lifestyle Solutions centre to find out more about how we can best help you.

Let's talk

Call us for a chat:
Northern Territory Support Centre: (08) 8948 5298

Alice Springs Regional Support Centre: (08) 8952 7277​