Community options

Social groups

Our social groups give you the freedom to choose the types of activities you take part in. Tell us what you’d like to do and we’ll make it happen!

Social groups can take place any day of the week (including weekends).

The size of the groups will vary, but they will have at least five people in them.

Do you have four friends that you’d like to start a social group with? Let us know and we’ll set one up for you.

Adults (18 years and over)

Our social groups for adults are based on friendship and connection in social settings.

The activities you do may be out in the community or at one of our sites.

You can take part in the social groups with either:

  • group support
  • one-on-one support.

Check your client plan to see which type of support you have.

We’ll find the right social group for you depending on your support needs.

Some examples of activities you can do with your social group include:

  • shopping
  • bowling
  • the gym
  • going to see a movie
  • going to a sporting event, like the football.

Children (10-17 years)

After school programs

Our after school programs support children to make friends and develop their social skills.

We do this through:

  • art and craft
  • physical activity
  • visiting community venues, like cafes and Timezone.

School holiday programs

Our school holiday programs include a variety of recreational activities and social outings.

Deadly Kids

In partnership with Hume Council, we also run a school holiday program specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Learn more about our Koorie services.

Community participation

We want you to enjoy everything our community has to offer.

To do this, we provide one-on-one support so you can go to programs and classes run by other organisations and community groups.

For example, you could go to:

  • dancing classes
  • a book club
  • Scouts
  • choir rehearsals
  • art and craft classes
  • the gym or a sports club
  • the market to buy food

Note: joining, entry or membership fees aren’t included.

Community classes

We provide a range of community classes at our Union and Ethel Street sites.

For example:

  • cooking
  • computer skills
  • aerobics
  • yoga
  • gardening
  • drama
  • music and art therapy.

Read our current class schedule for Union Street.

These classes are for adults aged 18 years and older.

Read our current class schedule for Ethel Street.

These classes are for adults aged 45 years and older.

Interested? Fill in the 'Request a service' form or call us on (03) 9486 5077.

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