Auscare Support – Social Clubs for NDIS Participants - Ballina
Phone: 1800 940 515 | Website: auscaresupport.com.au/social-club | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Auscare Support Hub is located at 3/118 Tamar Street, Ballina
- Social Clubs are designed for school aged NDIS participants
- Join us for fun and adventure in a safe and supported environment
- Clubs can be paid for using NDIS funding, both Core and Capacity Building line items
- Click through to read more about our clubs
What are social clubs?
Social Clubs are a fun and engaging way for children to build social skills and make friends, while doing something they love!
Social Clubs are run from our Ballina hub and are based on activities such as Lego, Tech Heads, Art & Craft, Explorers. We have a range of clubs available; after school, at weekends and over the school holidays.
We understand the unique challenges children with a disability can face in a social environment. Practicing these skills in a small, familiar group, while being supported by experienced facilitators, can foster children’s confidence and self-esteem.
> LEGO (primary school age) 9:30-11:30 Saturdays
> EXPLORERS (primary school age) Twice a month on a Saturday morning
> DUNGEON & DRAGONS (13+) 1:00-4:00 Saturdays
> AFTER SCHOOL CLUB (primary school age) 3:30-5:00 Wednesdays
> SCHOOL HOLIDAY CALENDAR (released mid-term)
> FREE TASTER SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Clubs are capped at a maximum of 6 children with two amazing, experienced and qualified facilitators.
What To Expect
Below are a couple of examples of the different clubs we offer, what they entail and how they are facilitated.
LEGO Club is a group activity held at our Ballina Hub. The session not only focuses on building Lego, but also fosters capacity building in regard to social interactions, turn taking, sequencing, role play, building confidence, learning trust and much more!
We have boxed sets including Technic, special interest sets such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and Jurassic World, plus a wall full of Lego loose parts for free building. We play fun Lego based games and challenges, and if it’s of interest, children can BYO their device to create Lego stop motion movies!
EXPLORERS is a group activity which involves adventuring out into the community and nature. The sessions focus on building confidence and capacity in regard to social interactions, in the community, as well as learning trust, turn taking, and much more!
Explorers meet at our Ballina hub and travel to activities such as visiting the Byron Bay solar train or the Wildlife Sanctuary, sand sculpting, nature play and science experiment days, farm visits and scavenger hunts. Travel and admission fees are included in the club price.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DUNGONS & DRAGONS is a group activity for ages 13+ facilitated by our amazing Dungeon Master, Jess. All equipment is supplied for the club which is held at our Ballina hub. Dungeons and Dragons is best described as a collaborative adventure storytelling game where the Dungeon Master plays the narrator and supporting cast while everyone else plays the main character. It fosters social skills such as turn taking, teamwork, building confidence and more.
It is unique in that it builds confidence and self-esteem by enabling players to explore situations through the character of their choice. Players create their own character profile including their role and personality, giving complete creative freedom to perhaps explore personality traits quite different to their own.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB is a group activity held at the Ballina hub on a Wednesday afternoon. It is mix of social play activities such as Lego, art & craft, tech heads, board and card games including Pokemon. The session not only focuses on having fun, but also fosters capacity building in regard to social interactions, turn taking, sequencing, role play, building confidence, learning trust and much more!
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CALENDAR
Our very popular SCHOOL HOLIDAY CALENDAR includes fun activities and games in a supported social setting. These can be especially suitable for children who may find typical Vacation Care programs overwhelming. Clubs are capped at 6 participants with two experienced and qualified facilitators.
Some of our school holiday calendar activities include:
Explorers (Explorers meet at our Ballina hub and travel to activities such as visiting the Byron Bay solar train or the Wildlife Sanctuary, bowling, sand sculpting, nature play and science experiment days, farm visits and scavenger hunts!)
> Tech Heads
> Art & Craft
> Nature & Science days
> & more!
Our school holiday calendar is released mid-term and tends to fill fast. If you would like to be sent the calendar upon release, register your interest via the email below.
Call 1800 940 515 or email email@example.com
About Auscare Support:
Auscare Support is a team of experienced and passionate disability sector professionals providing Plan Management, Support Coordination and Social Clubs from our Ballina Hub.
We understand that you, your NDIS plan and your needs are unique. Our team has extensive front-line, support-linking and capacity-building experience, with a thorough understanding of the complexities of the NDIS.
We are driven to ensure all clients:
- Achieve their goals;
- Build their capacity; and
- Exercise choice and control over the decisions that affect them.
For more information about this and the range of services they provide, visit: auscaresupport.com.au or check out their Facebook page Auscare Support | Facebook and follow them on Instagram at @auscare_support