Community Day Programs

Getting Out and About in the Community

With Windgap Day programs you will be out and about in the community, enjoying all it has to offer, regardless of your support needs. Activities will vary from day to day and are decided on by the group or individuals at the program, based on participant’s needs, interest, goals and hobbies.

Windgap has four Day Programs located in South-Eastern Sydney and are facilitated by our team of dedicated Support Workers. Each location caters for varying levels of support and takes into account the needs of each person.

We also have a fleet of transport vehicles with hoists and take public transport to ensure we get out and about in the community, to explore new places and activities

Day Program – Activities and Experiences

  • Art classes
  • Dance classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Yoga
  • Choir
  • Drum therapy
  • Fishing
  • Sewing
  • Travel training
  • Gardening
  • Sports and gym activities
  • Literacy and numeracy programs
  • Computer training
  • Community volunteering
  • Participating in community projects and initiatives
  • Sensory room access
  • Concerts and shows at local clubs
  • Excursions e.g. movies, museums, festivals and much more

Benefits of our Day Programs

Our Day Programs provide many short and long term benefits for both the participants and their families, including:

  • Opportunity to learn new skills and uncover hidden talents
  • Enhance literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Community inclusion and participation
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Build confidence and self esteem
  • Promote Independence and empowerment
  • Team building and social skills
  • Opportunity to meet new people, form friendships and have fun!

Programs For All Ages and Abilities

At Windgap, we provide a choice of Day Program that best suits your needs, interests, age and abilities.

Our person centred approach also ensures that our programs are designed for the individual to help achieve the goals set out within their NDIS plan and fulfill their hobbies and aspirations.

Life after Work (LAW) is a Day Program for adults with disabilities, who have retired from the workforce or are transitioning to retirement.

Situated in a large indoor and outdoor hub in Eastlakes, this program offers experiences, projects and activities based on each participant’s needs, interests, goals and hobbies.

This program offers the use of a work shed, for woodworking, furniture restoration and other creative projects, as well as a outdoor garden and veggie patch for the green thumbs.

Our staff at Life After Work foster a caring and person centred approach to ensure activities and learning are tailored to each individual to ensure they continue to reach their personal goals, learn new skills, enjoy their hobbies and make lasting friendships.

What does the NDIS fund?

As an NDIS participant, if you have been approved for funding in one of the following areas, you may be able to access our daily living services:

  • Assistance with Social and Community Participation under Capacity Building Supports
  • Community and Social Activity under Core Supports
  • Improved Daily Living Skills under Capacity Building Support

Start a conversation with us today to find out more.

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We’re here to help. Talk to our team for more information, support or advice.

Call us:

(02) 8337 3600
Monday to Friday 8.30am-4pm

Send an enquiry:

Please send us the details of your enquiry and we’ll get back to you by the next business day.

FAQs

How many Day Programs does Windgap offer?

Windgap hosts four separate Day programs; two sites located in Banksmeadow and two sites located in Eastlakes.

Our day programs provide a place for adults with intellectual disabilities to attend during the day to engage in social and organised activities. These can be specifically tailored to individuals and group needs. Our Day Programs cater for adults from different age groups who wish to benefit from the stimulation and involvement in our supported community programs.

Our Day Programs house purpose built communal living rooms, workshop areas, accessible facilities, entertainment spaces and informal lunch areas, catering for all our participants.

What do participants enjoy the most about joining a Day Program?

Participants at Windgap’s Day Programs enjoy exploring their community, developing new hobbies and forming long lasting friendships. Our programs build on social and life skills, as well as working on personal goals. Our staff help to match participants to the best program in order to support their unique needs and interests.

The social interaction nurtured by being a part of a group is something everyone benefits from. Our caring support staff and experienced educators use a person centred approach to foster independence and develop life skills.

How many days per week can participants attend Day Programs?

Participants may choose to attend Day Programs on a part time or full time basis in order to meet their lifestyle and support needs. Our day programs run between the hours of 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday and participants can choose the hours/days they need support based on their NDIS funding.

What supports does Windgap offer?

Windgap specialises in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and/or physical disabilities

Each day program runs activities that are unique to individual expressions of interest with some of our activities and programs including : a sensory room, computer programs, pool, basketball, gardening, bowling, karaoke, sewing, art therapy, music and drama workshops, drum therapy, chair yoga, to name just a few.

Please contact us to discuss yours or your loved ones support needs.