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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 and labelling and 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, cards, screenprinting and silk painting.

    Music and Dance - Skills Options offer music and dance workshops. This can include experience with instruments, song writing and creative movement.

  • 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, script writing and set design.
  • Social and Living - Skills Options encourages service users participation in community and social activities. Service users also engage in activities such as shopping, visits to the gym, library, hairdressers. Limited TAFE and/or community colleges courses are sometimes available. Skills Options aims to increase each service users independence by providing support with cooking, cleaning, personal presentation, computer use, gardening and ongoing everyday activities.