Leisure Link Program
Aims to assist individuals with a disability to create links with leisure and recreation options of their choice within their local community. This enables them to diversify their skills whilst moving towards independent participation.
Staff support and assist the individuals with a disability to identify potential leisure and recreation opportunities and then provide support to assist the individual to access their chosen leisure or recreational activity within their local community. The service assists the individual to develop the necessary skills to identify and fully access the chosen recreation option. A key component of the program is to encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and also aims to provide an opportunity to increase their social network with people of similar ages and interests.
Leisure Link aims to create links to recreational activities within the community for people with a disability.
What is Leisure Link?
Leisure Link provides people with a disability a service where they can spend time with their peers in age appropriate creative, recreation and leisure activities. The service will focus on a persons recreational needs and assist the person to meet them. It will assist them to create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It will build their capacity and confidence to participate in community life, and increase the capacity of the community to be inclusive of people with a disability, through the delivery of leisure and lifestyle programs. Leisure Link recognizes the key role that the arts, sport, recreation and leisure activities play.
Aims of the program:
- Assist in maintaining a positive caring relationship over the long term
- Link in to community events and activities
- Improve the wellbeing of the individual with a disability, as well as their carers and family
- Provide access to social and recreational activities
- Provide link with Community and disability specific organizations
- Adopt a healthy and diverse life style
What else does NWDS provide?
- Carer assistance, support groups and referral to outside services if and when needed
- Camps and retreats throughout the year
- Monthly discos
- Gemhill Cottage, a 24 hour respite accommodation service for individuals with an acquired brain injury
- Hadpac day and evening respite programs
- Teen Time Respite
- Flexible Respite
- Post School and Community Participation programs
- Life choices and Active Ageing
To be eligible for a Leisure Link:
- has a diagnosed disability
- is aged between 12-64 years
- is living within local Government areas: Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd, Parramatta and the Hawkesbury
- priority will be given to people who are aged between 12-18, are socially isolated and are at risk of losing accommodation or suspension from school
Postal Address: PO Box 947, Baulkham Hills NSW 1755
Phone number: 02 9686 4155 or Fax number: 02 9686 4144