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Skills Options activities

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 programmes.

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.