Day Options, Recreation and Art
Choices is a recreation and community integration program which focuses on developing participants’ independence, pre-employment skills, confidence and social skills with an emphasis on enjoyment. It assists participants improve their quality of life and highlights the role that recreation plays in acheiving this. Participants are involved between one day a fortnight and five days per week and are in groups of three to no more than twelve with support from two to six staff.
Currently CBS has sixteen Choices Programs, two high support programs supporting people with multiple disabilities and fourteen medium support programs. Participants enjoy being involved in a combination of regular and occasional community based and centre based experiences.
CBS developed Socialize as a community based alternative to larger day centres, costing no more.
There are two Socialize programs, (one in the North-Eastern suburbs and one in the Western suburbs).
They are for school leavers and young adults who have mild to moderate support needs.
CBS Recreation Programs focus on providing Disability SA clients with the opportunity to increase their personal and social skills through a range of community recreational experiences. CBS staff members work in conjunction with Disability SA staff to provide twelve Outdoor Adventure Programs, one Explore Adelaide Program and one Cooking Program.
CBS has six other programs that have a specific focus distinct from Choices, Recreation and Art programs.
Independent Living Skills is held at the Hillcrest Community Centre and assists participants to develop skills in preparing a variety of meals, budgeting and shopping. The meals are healthy and easy to prepare. Craft is held at TAFE SA, Gilles Plains Campus and participants are involved in making a variety of items.
CBS commenced two programs for the City of Tea Tree Gully in 1996 which are specifically for people with an acquired brain injury or intellectual disability. There is a focus on providing a range of community and centre-based experiences.
Since 2003 CBS has worked in collaboration with the City of Burnside to provide staff and support to a program involving six participants who have an acquired brain injury. The program provides recreation and revitalisation.
Disability Services contract CBS to provide a recreational and social program for two groups of people who attend on a fortnightly basis. The program operates on a Thursday evening with participants involved in a range of social activities in the community.
CBS work in collaboration with the City of Tea Tree Gully to run a program for young adults who have mild to moderate support needs. There is a focus on providing a range of community and centre based activities.
CBS provides Day Options Programs to approximately 250 people with a disability. Participants are involved in recreation and skill development programs designed to meet individual needs with group support. Programs are provided in the following categories:
- Recreation Programs
- Art Programs
- Focussed Programs
- Socialize West