Access Recreation offers a wide range of skills based programs where you can explore a variety of activities within a small group setting. For all of our group programs we believe that having one support worker assisting three participants allows for support to focus on individual needs and goals in a personalised and supportive way. Our group programs fall within the learning and skill development areas of:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Creative Arts
- Lifeskills and Social Connections
- Preparation for Work
The content and activities within each group program are developed by our Group Co-ordinator in consultation with participants.
- Content is tailored to each group member taking into consideration the participant’s individual needs, goals and abilities;
- All groups attract an activity fee;
- Groups generally operate for 50 weeks per year;
- We currently charge under the Transitional Arrangements for Community and Centre Based Group Activities until 30 June 2021.
Current Group Programs
Groups for Adults
Access Recreation’s Be Active group program engages participants in a wide variety of sporting options and games encouraging health and fitness. Participants are supported to get involved in physical, fun activities at their level to promote healthy lifestyle.
Rec Drama Co
The Access Recreation Drama Program celebrates the uniqueness and ability of each student and promotes strong communication skills, team work and creative thought with well supported classes to ensure an individual learning experience.
Free To Be Me
Access Recreation’s Free to Be Me (F2BM) group program enables participants to express and apply their creative skills and imagination in a social setting by getting involved in activities both individually and in a group.
Literacy and Numeracy
Access Recreation’s new Literacy and Numeracy group program has been developed for adults who want to develop their skills in reading, writing and numeracy. Our classes are small and our learners are supported to improve communication and other valuable personal and employability skills.
Made By Me
Access Recreation’s Made by Me group is an exciting hands on program where participants learn about designing, creating and making their own products.
Access Recreation’s Men’s Business Program provides the opportunity for participants to socialise with other males, develop friendships, engage in sports and fitness activities, learn DIY skills, discuss men’s issues and learn life long skills for independence.
HerStory is a program designed for women aged 18 years and over who want to grow and gain new skills in a small group setting. This personal development program will not only focus on how participants present on the outside (interpersonal skills, grooming etc.) but also give participants the tools to nourish their mind and body from the inside.
Movement Matters Dance Therapy
MMD&MT is a Dance and Movement Therapy program established for children and adults with a range of abilities.
Our goal is to provide and inclusive dance, movement and music program to individuals with disabilities, so they can increase their social engagement in their community and have access to the arts.
My House Rulz
Access Recreation’s life skills program – My House Rulz, provides the opportunity for participants to learn and develop everyday life skills to increase independence and control. Focusing on practical skills that participants can use immediately and in the future, My House Rulz is a hands on program aimed at building each individual’s capacity to manage day‐to‐day life.
Take Note Choir
Volunteer & Work Skills Program
Our Volunteer group provides participants the opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge as well as offering the chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around them.
Dragon Squad is a group program based on Tabletop RPGs (role playing games). This program is a fun activity for all ages and skill levels.
It’s a great way for people to engage with others while using their imagination and creative ability to experience and create completely different worlds and stories.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to catch fish?
The aim of Rec Anglers fishing club is to promote good fellowship among amateur anglers, education and train in the ways of skilful fishing and maybe catch dinner along the way.
This new group program is ideal for people who would like to take their fitness to the next level and compete in local events and challenges. Participants attend twice a week, beginning at their own pace and building fitness and strength as they progress.