Community Participation

 

Community Participation provides learning and development opportunities for eligible people with disabilities leaving school.

It is a service for mild to exceptional support needs, with fully qualified staff trained in behaviour management.

The Program is focused on assisting service users with day-to-day activities and supporting them to gain the skills and knowledge to access the community independently.  

The Community Participation Program involves small community and centre-based groups with a strong focus on individual person centred plans.

 

Activities

Each person creates their own program and chooses their own activities which can include training and development such as attending TAFE or undertaking another course, volunteering , numeracy and literacy development or computer familiarity.

Maintaining and enhancing skills is also an important part of the program through learning cooking, community gardening, washing and ironing, personal grooming, interpersonal skills, self-esteem and relationship building, sensory development and learning to be part of a group.

People can choose activities such as swimming, fishing, bowling, keeping fit, drama classes, sailing, BBQs, picnicking or playing sports like golf.

There are so many choices depending on what each person wants to include in their individual program.

Coastlink also organises special outings once every three months to events such as concerts, musicals, theatre or special events like Disney on Ice.

 

Where?

At Coastlink’s premises at Berkeley Vale, our cottages at Watanobbi and Woy Woy South Progress Hall at Woy Woy. Transport is available across the Central Coast at a small cost. 

 

When?

Usually 6 hours a day on weekdays 4 or 5 days per week depending on your support needs.

 

Who can attend?

  • People with Community Participation Day program funding who are leaving school
  • People enrolled in other Community Participation programs can elect to join Coastlink’s program at any time.