Social life

Fairhaven has a range of life skill support options to assist people living with disability. We focus on the goals and aspirations of each person – we encourage you in making your own choices to increase your independence.

 

Our Team

Fairhaven’s team of qualified support staff are highly skilled professionals who value and respect people’s abilities, and encourage clients to achieve personal goals. We practice a flexible and creative approach to learning while working collaboratively with families and carers.

 

Life Skills

We focus on individual needs and goals to ensure people increase their independence and are better connected within their communities.

Meeting individual needs:

  • Health and wellbeing eg learning to ride a horse or how to swim
  • Living skills eg cooking or menu planning
  • Training eg learning to use a computer or to write a letter.

Individual support in:

  • Entertainment outings
  • Accessing indoor and outdoor activities
  • Going to cinemas
  • Going to the footy
  • Seeing a concert
  • Visiting clubs
  • Bike riding.

 

Group-based activities

Our weekly activities program has been designed to develop skills, promote self-confidence and build social networks. Classes are led by experienced facilitators in a friendly, supportive environment. Take a look at the current program below, or download the flyer here

All Monday-Friday activities are held in the Community Building at Fairhaven, Point Clare.

MONDAY
10.00am – 11.30am  Craft Club. Card making/scrapbooking, recycle craft.  Cost $5.
12.00pm – 1.30pm  Sausage Sizzle. Bookings essential. Please advise of any dietary requirements.  Cost $5.
1.30pm – 3.30pm  Bunji Friendship Club. Table Tennis, Board Games, Croquet, Indoor Bowling, afternoon tea.  Cost $5.

TUESDAY
11.00am – 12.00pm  Fun Boxing with Frank.  Cost $12.
12.30pm – 2.30pm  Painting and Drawing with Lisa McArthur-Edwards  Cost $10.
2.30pm – 3.30pm  Tai Chi.  Cost $8.

WEDNESDAY
9.45am – 11.45am  Language, Literacy and Numeracy. Have fun with reading, writing, dollars and sense! Cost $8.
12.30pm – 2.00pm  Makeup, Skincare and Self Esteem.  Cost $6.
2.00pm – 3.00pm  Dancercise.  Cost $8.

THURSDAY
11.00am – 12.00pm  Line Dancing.  Cost $6.
12.30pm – 1.30pm  Dramarama.  Cost $10.
2.00pm – 3.00pm  Drumming and Rhythm with The Rhythm Hut.  Cost $12.

FRIDAY
11.00am – 1.00pm  Jake’s Rock ‘n’ Jam Session.  Cost $12 for 1 hour or $20 for 2 hours.
1.30pm – 3.00pm  Slow-Calling Bingo. Includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Cost $5.

Daniel – supported employee

I like having a bit of variety and meeting new staff and friends.

Kylie – supported employee

I enjoy everyone’s company and they’re very helpful, it’s close to home too and I’m happy.

Helen – David's mum

We are very happy with the services provided by Fairhaven for David as they make a considerable difference to his well being especially the social interaction and other skills he has been taught.

Adam – supported to learn telling the time

I’m learning what I can do, to learn about things that everyone else just knows.
When I’m at home now I actually look at the clock and I know what it means!

Gareth – support worker

My world has opened up more than I could ever imagine.
I've met some amazing people, made great friends, and have a job I'm proud of that makes a contribution to my community.

Have more questions? Talk to us.

We are available Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm.
Call us on (02) 4349 5500
Email us at hello@fairhaven.org.au