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Centacare has a proud history of providing a range of disability services in the Ipswich community. We are introducing a range of new programs that provide participants the opportunity to work towards achieving their life goals. Our programs are designed to encourage independence, build confidence and self-esteem through a range of vocational learning and recreational activities.

BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP – DRAMA TASTERS

The performing arts is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem. Through positive encouragement and a supportive, relaxed environment, participants are given the opportunity to develop skills, at their own pace.

The Drama Tasters offer participants the opportunity to improve communication and literacy skills, develop friendships and have fun. Blue Roo has been operating since 2009, with trained staff lead by an experienced Artistic Director.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING

Community Volunteering supports participants to access and become valued members of the community, through pursuing and engaging in volunteer opportunities. Participants are supported to:

  • research volunteering options;
  • develop resumes to gain practical experience and confidence; and
  • establish independence in the workplace.

 

YOUR BIG DAY OUT

Your Big Day Out provides an entire day out to explore some of Queensland’s most popular attractions and sporting events. It is designed to improve participants’ social skills and to build self-confidence.

Experienced staff members ensure that participants are given the opportunity to develop communication skills, literacy and money handling skills.

ONE-ON-ONE INDEPENDENT LIVING

Independent living skills provides one-on-one support to assist participants to develop skills to live independently. Activities include:

  • travelling independently on public transport
  • cooking meals
  • domestic duties
  • personal care.

COME AND TRY SOCIAL GROUP

This group aims to encourage and support participants to access and be part of the community and develop life skills through leisure activities.

Activities include:skating, dining out, going to the cinema and visiting art galleries and museums.

The group will also provide the opportunity to develop friendships and have some fun.