Life After Work Day Program

For Enjoying Your Later Years

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.

Windgap also has 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.

Activities and Experiences at Life After Work Include:

Community Activities and Experiences

 

• Art exhibitions, cultural events and community festivals
• Restaurants, clubs and cafes
• Theatre, community concerts and cinema
• Library, museums and community centres
• Parks, walking groups, picnics
• Join in our Diamonds Choir performances
• Yoga and relaxation classes

Onsite Activities and Work Shed

 

• Gardening and vegetable patch
• Cooking and meal preparation
• Woodworking, use of hand held carpentry tools, restoring furniture
• Mosaics, painting and drawing
• Needlecraft
• Jewellery design
• Scrapbooking
• Photography

Benefits of our Community Day Programs

Windgap’s Community Day Programs provide many short and long term benefits for both the participants and their families, including:

  • Community participation and inclusion in a range of leisure, sport hobbies and activities;
  • Uncovering new talents, skills and abilities to build confidence and self esteem;
  • Opportunity to meet new people, form friendships, build confidence and social skills;
  • Access to capacity building programs and initiatives to develop independence and real life skills; including self care, travel, cooking, shopping, literacy and numeracy;
  • Be part of health and well-being initiatives and most importantly, have fun!

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

Talk to us

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.