All Abilities Organisations


Here is a list of relevent organisations that provide services to people with a disability, including:
- Description of each organisation
- Contact details.

  • Access Inc
  • Bayley House
  • The Friendship Circle
  • Inclusion Melbourne
  • Jewish Care
  • Jewish Schools Integration Program 
  • Lord Somers & Power House: Camp Diversity

Access Inc

Access Inc is an independent not-for-profit organisation which works to help people with disabilities achieve their life goals. We do this by running a range of innovative and cutting edge programs and activities designed to enrich the lives of its members and the Community. Access Inc's activities are designed to shift the perception about people with disability by advocating for their inclusion and gaining acceptance for their positive contribution to society. We work hard to breakdown the isolation that exists for people by ensuring that our dynamic community will not forget about its disabled members who want so much to be a part of the community and all it has to offer.

To find out more about Access Inc:
-Find us at 632A Inkerman Road, North Caulfield 3161
-Call us on 0411 596 750
-Send us an email
-Visit our website 

 

Bayley House

Bayley House supports over 200 adults with an intellectual disability through the delivery of services in the areas of Day Program, Supported Residential Accommodation and short term Respite. Most of our clients are from within the Bayside and surrounding council areas and are aged between 18 and 75. The Day Service supports 175 people and provides an extensive range of activities including vocational training, art and craft, recreational sports, cooking, dance and much more. Our accommodation service manages six residential properties and an independent living complex which provide a home for 40 people, most of whom attend Bayley House. The respite house is located in Hampton and enables over 90 families a year to take a short break.

For more information about Bayley House:
-Find us at 52 Middle Crescent, Brighton VIC 3186
-Call us on 9982 1500
-Send fax to: 9592 3883
-Send us an email
-Visit our website

 

The Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle provides a full range of socio and educational programs, day camps and overnight retreats for children and young adults with special needs. programs include weekly sunday circle and fun with friends programs, home visitation and Buddy programs and holiday camps and a host of programs geared to families, parents and siblings.

For more information about The Friendship Circle:
-Contact Ariela Morrison Wood (Director of Services) on 0429 222 670
-Send us an email

 

Inclusion Melbourne

Inclusion Melbourne seeks to provide people with intellectual disability the opportunity to live in an inclusive community environment – where everyone has the same opportunities to participate in community life and to take their place in society as respected citizens. Our role, as a disability services and support provider, is to encourage and enable people to achieve and maintain a valued quality of life. We achieve this by supporting people to create highly individualised and flexible lifestyles based on their needs and desires

For more information about Inclusion Melbourne:
-Call us on 9509 4266
-Send us an email
-Visit our website

 

Jewish Care

Jewish Care provides aid in times of hardship and crisis, and offer services that enable individuals in the Victorian Jewish community to thrive. By providing support and opportunities for individuals and families, Jewish Care seeks to strengthen the wellbeing and resilience of its community.

Jewish Care has built its strong caring reputation on its extensive experience and the compassion of its people. By assisting over 5000 individuals from all walks of life each year, Jewish Care impacts the lives of over 15,000 people in the community. These lives are touched by the positive outcomes of all the services: support for older people, both in their homes and within Jewish Care’s residential accommodation facilities, services for adults and children with a disability, and a host of community services and tailor-made programs for young and old.

For more information about Jewish Care:
-Call us on 85175999
-Send us an email
-Visit our website
 

 

Jewish Schools Integration Program

Program supports the Jewish Day Schools to include students with disabilities. The program provides financial assistance, based on a strict application process. All funds are raised by the Posh Opp Shoppe run by an honorary manager Rosalie Silverstein. Shop is operated by the Melbourne Jewish Orphan and Children’s Aid Society.

For more information about the Jewish Schools Integration Program:
-Contact Sharon Goodhardt (Coordinator) on 0418 378 187
-Send us an email

 

Lord Somers Camp & Powerhouse: Camp Diversity

What the program is:
Camp Diversity (est. 1993) is a weekend camp for young adults living with intellectual and physical challenges. Participants are divided into four colour groups who rotate around different activities full of action, excitement and fun times. Each group contains both young adults living with intellectual and physical challenges, and those living without such challenges.

Over the weekend, participants experience a range of activities varying in the areas of creativity, physical games, performance and unique experiences. No two activities are the same, which means that there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Camp Diversity also hosts a Disco on the Saturday night which is always well attended and quite often the highlight of a participant’s camp.

Who the program is for:
Camp Diversity is for young adults between the ages of 16 and 35 living with intellectual and/ or physical challenges. To be eligible to participate in camp diversity, the participants must be;
- Independent in their daily living skills, or else only require prompting assistance.
-Aged 16 – 35, although exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Executive Committee, who take into consideration that chronological age can often vary from intellectual and emotional age.

Each colour group has approximately 12-15 participants, and is provided with care by 5-6 volunteer staff. Each group also has the inclusion of a few younger members of the volunteer staff, who are not available to provide care, but do provide social support and fun interactions.

Camp Diversity is organised and run predominately by young volunteers of Lord Somers Camp and Power House, although anyone from the community is welcome to volunteer. All staff have a Working With Children Check, and have varying levels of experience working with people with disabilities, but all staff attend a briefing at the start of the weekend.

For more information about Camp Diversity:
-Visit our website
-Send us an email 
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