Skills Options activities
The focus of Skills Options Day Service is to provide valued practical
activities where service users can develop and maintain skills.
Using the service brochure and other communication aids, staff support
service users to select areas of interest to formulate individual
They can include:
Volunteer Work - Service users participate in volunteer activities
provided from external and internal sources. Volunteer support
programmes aim to provide service users with self confidence and
supports the building of relationships between people with and without
a disability. Businesses in the local community can provide volunteer
placements for service users.
Contracts - Skills Options contracts can include inserting, folding,
labelling and ew@ste as well as a variety of other activities from
Kurrajong Waratah's own services and many businesses, groups, service
clubs etc. Service users are encouraged to particpate in contracts and
all proceeds from paid contracts are used to purchase materials and
equipment for the Skills Options service.
Creativity - Art and craft workshops are run with our Skills Options
service users to encourage creativity. The art and craft produced
includes design, screen printing and story development.
Drama - Sessions are run to encourage creative expression through use
of movement and voice. Skills Options seek funding to assist in
producing drama productions. Service users are encouraged to
participate in drama productions and/or set design and script writing.
Social and Living - Skills Options encourage service users
participation in community and social activities. Service users also
engage in activities such as shopping, visits to the gym, library,
hairdressers. Limited Community Colleges courses are sometimes
available. Skills Options aim to increase each service users
independence by providing support with cooking, cleaning, personal
presentation, computer use, gardening and ongoing everyday activities.