Life Skill Supports

Skills for independent living, domestic skills, baking, self-catering, hospitality, metal recycling, horticulture, basketball and pool developing social interaction, friendships, contributing to the community.

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Sunshine cafe

NDIS Service Grouping: Life Skills – Group Based training/Skills Development in Daily Personal Activites

Our Sunshine café offers a variety of key learning areas in food preparation, health and safety, proper clean up procedures, and customer service skills where clients wait on tables at lunch time. Each day morning tea, lunch, and tea and coffee are prepared and served in the café where all clients come together to share meals, stories, and laughter.

Recently, our Sunshine Café and Bakery combined together to cater for a couple of events in Brisbane. The hospitality group produced a variety of sandwiches, fruit skewers, tea & coffee for lunch and a choice of biscuits, brownies, cakes & rum balls for morning tea. Everyone was impressed by the professionalism, presentation and quality of the caring provided.

Please contact us on 3391 4119 for your next catering need.

“It’s good to teach others and learn how to prepare meals and new things. I like making meals for myself and thinking about others and how they like their meal, not just how I like it.”          – Mark Colbran

Sunshine bakery

NDIS Service Grouping: Life Skills – Group Based training/Skills Development in Daily Personal Activites

The Sunshine bakery is always trying to keep up with demand by customers who enjoy our decadent treats. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, SWARA has a stall in the city on Edward street to raise money to maintain the bakery. The bakery offers a range of skill development from planning to baking and recipe coordination. Our baked goods are also available from our online store!

“We make certain biscuits, cakes, and rum balls when we need to. We are always busy to keep up. I like the bakery because I like cooking and I have been doing it for a long time and really enjoy it.” – Ruth Grimmett

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Community Inclusion Description

Community inclusion

NDIS Service Grouping: Participate Community – Group Based Community, Social and Recreational Activities

Community access focuses on learning and life skills experienced in the community. The people at SWARA love representing the values and ethos of our community and exploring what Brisbane has to offer. A few places visited so far in 2016 include Brisbane City Hall, GOMA, the Queensland museum and numerous trips to South Bank. Participating in the community is vital for developing independence, confidence and communication skills in the wider Brisbane community.

“It gets us out into the public, get exercise, and get to see different things in Brisbane.” – Adrian Lang

 

Recycling enterprise

NDIS Service Grouping: Life Skills – Group Based training/Skills Development in Daily Personal Activites

The recycling enterprise has been a foundation skill developed at SWARA based on waste minimisation. Recycled metres are stripped down and the contents are recycled to support further skill development.

“We pull meters apart and we sell it for supplies and possibly extra money for SWARA. I like pulling bits and pieces apart. I like recycling because I feel like I am contributing to SWARA.” – Karen Banks

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Horticulture

NDIS Service Grouping: Life Skills – Group Based training/Skills Development in Daily Personal Activites

The horticulture club operates each day with maintenance on the grounds of SWARA. Clients are able to contribute to the aesthetics of our learning environment while learning the skills necessary to maintaining the beautiful grounds. Everything from mowing, weeding, watering and planting; trimming and general tidiness are all skills that are facilitated in the horticulture club.