The Holiday Program is a vacation care initiative that was developed in response to Families and Carers needing support during the traditional day service holiday periods. Both the Peninsula and City of Casey Holiday Programs cater for people with a disability aged between 18 and 65 years old, living at home with Family and/or Carers. The Holiday Program offers a large range of experiences and opportunities to participants who would otherwise not be able to access them without support.
Meet Me @
The Meet Me @ program is a planned group activity on two Saturday’s a month. The program is targeted to those people with complex support needs, aged between 18 and 65 years old, and living at home with family and/or Carers in the City of Casey.
The Meet Me @ program has provided participants with the opportunity to partake in a range of enjoyable activities within their community. Each participant is picked up from their homes and then taken out and about in the Community. Everyone has a great time and Parents and/or Carers gain a few hours of Respite.
See the flyer below for more information.
Karaoke with Matt
In September 2016, we introduced “Karaoke with Matt”. This program occurs on the last Saturday of each month and is based on site at Blairlogie. This program is designed to meet the needs of people with higher, complex support needs. Anyone with a Disability can participate in this program and over the past 12 months we have been introduced to many new faces who have come along to the music session with their Carers. This program is a great way for participants to move their bodies and sing along to a variety of different styles of music, from the 60’s to today, with some novelty songs thrown into the mix! Karaoke with Matt is a great way for the participants to decrease their stress and anxiety, while boosting up their confidence and increasing their social connections.
See Flyer below for more information.
Respite is designed to give carers a much needed break for a limited period of time in order to allow them to attend an activity or simply relax. Blairlogie over the last 12 months has been extremely busy in this area providing respite weekend stays almost every second weekend. These weekend stays not only provide a much need break to the families but also promote socialising and community access opportunities. This weekend usually comprises of dinner at a restaurant one night, an activity of interest outing on the Saturday and some daily living skills training by doing cooking and housekeeping.
Other Respite opportunities during the year included longer stays during the scheduled centre closures where the participants would stay over and join in the fun of the holiday program activities during the day.