Access Recreation serves people with disabilities. Eligibility criteria will vary dependent upon which service is sought.
What we do
Access Recreation offers support to people with disabilities to lead more independent lives, primarily through in-home living support and development of personal, leisure and social skills.
Services also aim to facilitate the formation of freely given relationships and to support the development of valued social roles with participation and contribution within the community.
All services are personally tailored, and agreed goals are identified. A service plan is implemented and reviewed on a regular basis.
Our staff are required to hold a Disability Service positive notice card and are required to attend ongoing training and professional development.
Our service will work with you to ensure that our support staff are compatible with you and your needs.
How we do it
Trained staff members work individually with people with disabilities, assisting them to develop an individual plan which details that person’s personal lifestyle goals. This plan may include goals for which Access Recreation will refer onwards to another agency for that person’s assistance. All people’s individual plans are reviewed on a regular basis.
The goals that Access Recreation primarily focuses on assist people to achieve valued social roles and meaningful, freely-given relationships with their non- disabled peers. The focus is squarely on the acquisition of skills and the participation in recreation activities and community life.
Access Recreation embraces the theory of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) [link to SRV] which heightens our understanding of social devaluation and gives us strategies to achieving valued social roles by enhancing one’s image and competencies. We do this by practicing integration, or inclusion as it’s become more commonly known.