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 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.
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.