What we do

People are supported to engage in active learning opportunities, life skills development and a range of community-based social and recreational activities. We can support you in a group or develop options to suit your individual needs.

Community Options

We offer a range of skill development, social and recreational options. These can take place during the day, evenings and over weekends.

Activities for Adults (18 years and over)

We offer a range of opportunities for adults seeking skill development, recreational and social opportunities.

  • These can be in group-based settings or an individually tailored support based on your choices.
  • Social and recreational groups can be in the community or on-site at BDS.
  • Groups vary in size depending on your support needs.

Some of the activities you can enjoy include:

  • art
  • computers
  • cooking
  • IT and I pad training
  • personal development
  • bowling
  • drama
  • basketball
  • swimming
  • beauty therapy
  • photography and multimedia
  • music
  • camps
  • outings and visits to a range of community-based recreational venues and places of interest.

Activities for Children (6-17 years)

These are group-based (generally in groups of up to six) social and recreational activities or tailored individual supports. There is also the capacity for you to be linked to group activities with the assistance of an individual support worker.

Activities you can enjoy include:

  • outings and visits to a range of community-based recreational venues and places of interest
  • movies
  • play centres
  • school holiday programs
  • camps.

Pre-vocational opportunities

We can support you to actively participate in developing and learning pre-vocational skills. You can be actively involved in your local community through volunteering experiences with our many established partnerships.

  • Certificate I in work education through Kangan
  • community volunteering in a range of community settings
  • development of pre-work skills
  • work experience opportunities
  • training and learning opportunities.

Daily living and skill development

We can help you to develop daily living skills and maintain independence in your home by providing support in:

  • developing your skills in daily living
  • managing your money and budgeting skills
  • meal preparation
  • home safety
  • shopping
  • household duties
  • attending at medical appointments
  • learning about personal care and grooming.