Living Hope Disability Services Day Centre provides assistance and services for those in Melbourne living with disabilities. Our workers are not just highly skilled and proficient in what they do, but they are also genuinely compassionate, kind, and supportive.
We know that no two disabilities are ever quite the same, as each person has different needs and preferences. That’s why we work with you to create a unique care program that provides the support and assistance you really need and want.
Above all, it’s our mission to provide high-quality care and services, and to build a collaborative network of flexible services to create a safe, happy and inclusive learning environment for our clients in Melbourne.
Our Centre-Based Programs are available throughout the week in Kealba and are focused on group activities. These disability day centre programs are all about supporting each person and encouraging participation and independence.
As well as simply being fun, each program is designed with personal development in mind. That could be life skills or social skills such as communication, road safety, using technology, or getting around with public transport.
Throughout each program, our highly skilled, flexible staff are on hand to ensure each person feels safe and supported, and to make the interactions as fun as they are beneficial.
The Living Hope Disability Services Community Integration Programs provide individuals with opportunities to get out and enjoy their local communities. These programs promote life skills and personal development, and foster positive relationships and independence.
Some of the activities we organise include arts and crafts, swimming and aqua fitness, ten pin bowling, general fitness classes, numeracy and literacy programs, and training for using public transport across Melbourne.
These programs can help individuals feel more confident in integrating with the local community, and can provide the skills and know-how to get out and try activities for themselves.
The act of simply creating and crafting in a calm, supportive environment can be hugely therapeutic, which is why art therapy plays such a key role in our services.
One study found that art therapy “can help people express themselves more freely, improve their mental health, and improve interpersonal relationships.”
Additionally, this form of therapy offers a non-verbal method of communication, and can therefore provide support for those with different communication style preferences.
These art therapy sessions can be one-on-one, or in a group environment in our disability day centre. They can include consultancy, assessment and evaluation of your individual needs as required.
Even though we aim for a high level of enjoyment across all our programs, our Leisure and Recreational Activities are pure fun.
These programs essentially offer individuals the chance to spend time playing board games and sports. We offer everything from basketball and table tennis to Monopoly, Connect Four, Uno, Chess, Twister, Jenga, Scrabble, and many more.
One study collected results from numerous other research projects about the effects of playing board games. It found that “the results of several randomized controlled trials indicated that the playing of traditional board games (e.g., chess, Go, and Shogi) helps to improve cognitive impairment and depression, and that the playing of newly developed board games is beneficial for behavioral modifications.”
Board games can naturally help to reduce stress and encourage a good laugh, which is why they are a popular favourite here at Living Hope Disability Services. It’s a great fun, loving, caring and socially friendly environment.
The school holidays can be a great time for kids, but a challenge for parents and caregivers who need to organise fun, educational, reliable care during work hours. Our School Holiday and After-School Care Programs helps to cater to that need in a way that works for everyone.
We design activities that are hands-on for optimal learning and fun, with plenty of interaction and support from our team. Think arts and crafts, kite making, movie sessions, Lego-building, dancing and singing, competitions, and everything in between.
These NDIS day programs offer engaging, educational and enjoyable sessions for young ones, all tailored to the needs of children and teens with disabilities.
It can be hard to imagine the full extent of just how much of a difference Living Hope Disability Services can make without seeing it, or hearing it for yourself.
Our testimonials offer a wonderful insight into the lived experiences of our clients, and what a difference we’ve been able to make in their day-to-day lives.
Here are just a few of our favourites:
In the face of life’s challenges, we believe in building a practical, kind, and fun support system. There is no single care plan that will work for everyone, so we create a care plan that will work for your specific needs and preferences, whether that’s a little help once a week, or daily support.
Whatever your needs, our caring and highly skilled caregivers are here to provide through our NDIS funded activities in Melbourne.
You can request a service for a loved one or fill out a referral form on our Referrals page. Please choose the appropriate referral form for your preferences and fill out the form with as much detail as possible.
You will need the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) number for any referrals.
Once we have received your completed form, we will be in touch to discuss the next steps.
If you are unsure which referral form is best for your needs or would like to discuss your options, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for more information.
On top of our disability day centre options, we offer a variety of other programs and options in Melbourne.
This includes NDIS Core Supports, which includes a range of basic services such as assistance with daily life and household tasks, our day centres programs, and assistance with community participation.
We also offer Capital Supports, which provides physical items such as seating and wheelchair equipment, specialised strollers, scooters, transfer equipment, and walking aids. These supports are essential to help people move around their homes and participate in their communities, providing added independence every day.
Finally, we also offer Supported Independent Living (SIL) services. Here, we help those with disabilities to either live by themselves or with others with disabilities. We’ll help out with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and personal care, as well as anything else that might be required or desired, such as making it to appointments, taking public transport, or trying a new hobby.
We have immense pride in our business name, Living Hope Disability Services, as we aim to restore and build hope for those who may have lost it. Through all our NDIS day programs and services, we believe in creating positive change, whether that’s through practical support, education, or sheer fun and enjoyment.
LIVING HOPE DISABILITY SERVICES
3/13 Malcolm Court Kealba VIC 3021
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ABN: 88 635 858 347
We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded.