Territory Familiesand CREATE Foundation have partnered together to launch a new app to assistyoung people in care transition to independence.
The app, designed for15-21 year olds, is the first of its kind in the NT and provides a step-by-stepguide for young people in care to navigate some of lifes biggest challengesincluding getting a job, finding a place to live, managing money and budgetsand staying healthy.
The app calledSortli, which is a play on words sort out your life is provided through CREATE Foundation.
Territory FamiliesChief Executive Ken Davies said this app will provide young people with thetools they need to live successful and independent lives.
Whether young peopleare transitioning out of care or perhaps theyre young adults who need a littleextra support, this app will provide the assistance they may require whilenavigating the often difficult waters of becoming an adult, he said.
Our young people usetechnology as part of their daily lives, so this app is designed to meet theirneeds, using a tool that they like to use to communicate and plan.
The app allows youngpeople to set goals and track achievements and puts them in contact withrelevant support services as required.
Other servicesavailable on the app include getting your drivers licence, renting a house,understanding legal rights, doing further study and mental health support.
Staff and carerssupporting young people find Sortli to be a valuable companion to any form oftransitioning to independence, planning or programs they are undertaking.
One CREATE Foundation youngperson in the NT said they really like the goal setting list in the app.
I like beingorganised and this helps me know what I have to do. The overall design is cooland nicely laid out. The colours are nice and after using it for just twominutes, Im already finding out heaps of helpful things, they said.
The free Sortli appis available for smartphones through Google Play and the App Store.