Community Participation Program

GPSO Programs - Community Participation Program


Community Participation aims to assist young people, aged 18 or older, with a disability to develop the skills they need to work toward their goals. We aim to increase their independence and to participate as valued and active members of the community.

This program is an alternative to paid employment or further education in the medium or longer term.

The Community Participation Program was implemented in 2005 to replace the Adult Training Learning and Support (ALTAS) Program.

This program encourages community participation through –

General activities – service users can participate in the following:

  • Shopping
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Cinema and Theatre
  • Accessing Cafés, Clubs and Restaurants
  • Griffith Aquatic Centre
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Griffith Indoor Sports, Gym & Personal training
  • Happy Scrapper craft workshops
  • Sailability and fishing at Lake Wyangan
  • Low impact gym classes
  • Bush walking
  • Yoga classes
  • Dance and drama classes

Living Skills – we offer our service users instruction in the following areas:

  • Cooking
  • Ironing
  • Sewing
  • Cleaning
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Money Handling
  • Time telling
  • Basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills
  • Budgeting
  • Gardening
  • Road Safety
  • Shopping, including healthy choices and value for money
  • Gardening, recycling and composting, propagating seedlings

Art exhibitions – in the past our service users have had their art work on display at:

  • Griffith Regional Art Gallery
  • Griffith Cottage Gallery
  • Griffith City Library
  • Griffith Regional Theatre
  • Government Office Block
  • Griffith Council Chambers

Massage & physiotherapy – GPSO contract a specialist massage therapist to implement this program at our Centre on a weekly basis to improve circulation, flexibility and muscle tone.

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