The United Disability Arcadia Group Activity Programs offer opportunities to enhance and learn new skills in a safe and supportive environment that encourages lasting friendships and peer engagement.
Effort is made to help clients develop friendships and to develop skills in social interaction and communication. Individuals are supported to maintain contact with family and friends through casual get-togethers, shared outings and the hosting of BBQs or dinner parties.
We also recognise the importance of casual relationships with people within the community and how this contributes to a person’s sense of belonging. Individuals are assisted to develop appropriate relationships with local people with whom they interact during their day-to-day activities, such as with shopkeepers and bank tellers.
Individuals are encouraged and supported to maintain their social networks. In addition, we are aware of the challenges that some individuals face in developing new friendships and networks. To support clients to widen their social networks staff seek out opportunities that are aligned with each person’s interests and provide individuals with information on clubs, events, courses and other social activities that may be of interest and may lead to development of new relationships.
All activities are age and skill appropriate and are designed to develop individual skills in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment.
Individual Activities offer opportunities to enhance and learn new skills in a one-on-one, safe and supportive manner that encourages independence and life skill development. Increase the ability of individuals to self-manage their social interactions and community participation.
All programs are designed to facilitate a level of independence in a staged manner that enables a gradual building of skills. In addition, this is constantly reinforced in day to day living by support staff in line with the philosophy of United Disability, which is one of commitment to empowerment and self-management.
Individual Program activities are designed for Participants in a 1:1 support setting. The programs assist in building confidence, knowledge and experience for each of the individuals, providing them opportunity to realise their specific goals. In addition to the supports provided in Group Activities, Individual programs can facilitate and assist in the development of:
Transition to Employment is a program that aims to provide support required to develop the individual’s skills to obtain and sustain meaningful paid or unpaid employment. United Disability provides a structured approach to working with individuals and their families to support their transition to satisfying employment.
The program structure includes Initial assessment, ongoing and regular reviews and successful transition to the workforce.