Independent living with CPL

We want people to achieve their goals of greater independence, which is why we run a range of independent living (or life skills) programs. If you are considering moving to a home of your own, or want to get around more independently without support, we can help you develop the skills you need.

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Cooking Program

Whether you are a self-confessed foodie or want to learn your way around the kitchen, CPL's Cooking Programs are for everyone. Running across Queensland and Northern New South Wales, participants will learn new skills, build confidence, make new friends (and, of course, taste your creations!). You can read more about the program below.

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Practical driving skills at your own pace

Develop your driving skills in a safe environment, with CPL Hope Island's Road Safety & Driver Education Simulator.

With real life bumps and turns, the 10-week driving program enables users to gain confidence with steering and navigating traffic in a simulated, safe and hands-on learning environment.

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For more information about CPL's Life Skills programs please call us on 1800 275 753 or send an online enquiry.

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Life Skills programs - FAQs

Yes! If it's a goal in your NDIS Plan, you can use your funding for these programs. They might sit under NDIS support categories called "Assistance with social and community participation" or "Increased social and community participation".

Through our range of Life Skills programs we can help you build confidence in:

  • Personal safety
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Managing money 
  • Personal development
  • Using public transport
  • Managing on your own/living independently 

We have programs to suit all ages and interests that are open to all CPL clients.