Service Overview

Mix It Up – Live life your way

Mix It Up – Live life your way provides a variety of services to people with standard level support needs, assisting you to reach your NDIS and personal goals these include:

  • Support Coordination.

  • Support Connection.

  • Social and Community participation support (accompanying you to participate in social, community and recreational activities of your choice). 

  • Mentoring support (to develop and learn new skills).

Support Connection and Support Coordination 

What is Support Connection?

Support Connection – This support is to build your ability to connect with informal, community and funded supports enabling you to get the most out of your plan and achieve your goals.

 

What is Support Coordination? 

Support Coordination – Coordination of supports: This support will assist you to build the skills you need to understand, implement and use your plan. A Support Coordinator will work with you to ensure a mix of supports are used to increase your capacity to maintain relationships, manage service delivery tasks, live more independently and be included in your community.

 

Social and Community Participation

Participants can choose to be accompanied to a one-off event, short term or long-term activities, and engage a Lifestyle Consultant to accompany you on short-term holiday. We provide 1:1 Lifestyle Companions to participate in out of home events and activities. This is a private and confidential service which also operates after hours and on weekends.

 

Minimum engage of a Lifestyle companion is 2 hours. 

Lifestyle Companions accompany participants to a variety of social, community or recreational activities that they would like to participate in outside of their home. For example;

  • Concerts.

  • Sporting events – football, soccer, netball, basketball.

  • Fishing.

  • Movies.

  • Fairs and Markets.

  • Celebrations – Weddings, funerals.

  • Cafes and restaurants.

  • Community clubs and centres.

  • Shopping.

  • Appointments – doctors, court etc.

  • Short term holidays.

How does it work?

  • You contact the Lifestyle Consultant/Support Coordinator and arrange a time to meet (this is a confidential service).

  • You meet with the Lifestyle Consultant/Support Coordinator and discuss your needs and desires.

  • You will discuss the fees and charges which relate to your financial situation.

  • The Lifestyle Consultant/ Support Coordinator will develop an individualised plan with you and will go through the service agreement.

  • The Lifestyle Consultant/Support Coordinator will arrange a suitable qualified and experienced Lifestyle Companion to accompany you on your chosen event or activity (for social participation and mentoring activities).

  • The Lifestyle Consultant/ Support Coordinator can meet with you at your home or at your chosen destination.

  • If meeting at your home – you will travel together either by taxi (participant pays for taxi) or in the Lifestyle Companion’s vehicle (participant may be charged mileage) to your chosen event or activity.(for social participation and mentoring activities).

  • The Lifestyle Companion stays with you for the time you have agreed with the Lifestyle Consultant. 

  • The Lifestyle Companion can assist you to navigate the venue, assist to purchase goods, book the taxi, provide transport, provide stand by personal care support, and provide social support.

  • You are invoiced for the service and payment required within 14 days from the date of the invoice.

Who provides support to you?

  • Highly qualified staff who have experience in mental health, intellectual and physical disability, ageing and social inclusion.

  • All employees are engaged by the service, based on their experience, skills, and qualifications.

  • All employees have DCSI clearances – aged, disability, vulnerable people, and child related.

  • All employee’s vehicles undergo an annual safety check with a licensed mechanic and have full comprehensive insurance.

  • All employees have a current First Aid certificate.

Who can access Mix It Up – Live Life Your Way?

  • Anyone aged over 18 who needs a companion and who has standard level support needs.

  • People who want to get out and live life.

  • People who find it challenging to get out on their own.

  • NDIS Participants who have been approved community participation as a core or capacity building support, or

  • NDIS Participants who have been approved for support coordination as a capacity building support.

Why choose Mix It Up – Live Life Your Way?

  • The activity and destinations are your choice.

  • Provides respite for carers.

  • No formal government processes required when accessing private services.

  • No need to declare information about your financial status when accessing private services.

  • No waiting lists.

  • Competitive prices – you only pay for what you need.

  • All Lifestyle Companions are qualified, experienced and have current police clearances.

  • All Lifestyle Companions have Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

How much does it cost?

Fees are structured depending on the individual circumstances which will determine whether they are a private service user or whether they are a NDIS Funded participant. The fees also vary depending on the time of day the service is required, as we also operate in the evenings and on weekends.

Things to consider.

  • Manage medication – we can remind people to take their medication but they must administer their medication independently.

  • Personal care must be managed by the participant – stand by assist only.

  • Physical transfer participants – We have a no lift policy.

  • We do NOT provide services to people under the influence of non-prescription drugs or alcohol.

Would like to know more?

Contact the Lifestyle Consultant - Angie on:

Phone: 08 8482 0800

Mobile: 0451 744 977 or

Email: mixituplivelifeyourway@gmail.com

Web: mixituplivelifeyourway.com.au

Last updated 19.09.2019

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Provider No. 4050037874

Live Life Your Way

41 Joycelyn Ave, Surrey Downs SA 5126

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Mix It Up – Live life your way acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains.


We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

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