Social Community and Civic Participation programs provide flexible opportunities for people to engage in their community and enjoy a range of purposeful, recreational and leisure activities that are tailored to our client’s goals and aspirations.
Community Participation includes activities that are age and culturally appropriate for the individuals we care for. Our programs focus on the following types of activities: Skills development, Transition to work and supported employment, including vocational activities, Recreation and leisure, Education and Community Participation.
Group Activities in the community
Individual Activities in the community
The United Disability Care 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.
United Disability Care supports our clients to create and fulfil their goals.
All activities are age and skill appropriate and are designed to developing individual skills in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment.
Individual Activities mean the Support Worker comes out to you and offers opportunities to enhance and learn new skills in a one-on-one, safe and supportive manner that encourages independence and life skill development, increasing the ability of individuals to self-manage their social interactions and community participation.
All programs are designed to facilitate a level of independence 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 Care, which is one of commitment to empowerment and self-management.
Individual Program activities are designed for the our clients in a 1:1 supportive setting based on needs and goals. Individuals are encouraged and supported to maintain their social networks.
The community participation programs assist in building confidence, knowledge and experience for each of the individuals, providing them the 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 work in the community
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 Care provides a structured approach to working with individuals and their families to support their transition to satisfying employment.
The program structure includes an initial assessment, ongoing and regular reviews and successful transition to the workforce.
In preparing to enter the work force, learning new skills like those listed below are important.
Our team can also help with development of skills in these work focused areas: