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. medication administration
. gastrostomy (or other specific) training,
as required
. manual handling
. managing challenging behaviours
. duty of care
. Work, Health & Safety
. Disability Awareness (Values) training
. counselling.
Services with Local
CBS runs a number of day
options programs in
collaboration with local
Government funded by
HACC (Home and
Community Care), including
Lifestyle Links and 3 Rs
3Rs Program
Since 2003 CBS has worked
in collaboration with the City
of Burnside to provide a
program for participants with
an acquired brain injury. It is
called 3Rs by the Council,
as the program focusses on
recreation, respite and
revitalisation. For further
information contact:
Matthew Moody
T 08 8366 4144
[email protected]
We acknowledge and thank:
. Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
CBS commenced two
programs for the City of Tea
Tree Gully in 1996 which are
specifically for people with
an acquired brain injury on
one day and people with
an intellectual disability on
another. For further
information contact:
Natalie Thorne
T 08 8397 7213
[email protected]
Day Options
Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc.
General enquiries
T08 8207 1210
F08 8201 4317
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All CBS Day Options staff
complete the CBS Work,
Social Inclusion and
Community Development
Program and hold a current
First Aid Certificate and
National Police Clearance.
Additional training is
regularly provided to staff
Tea Tree Gully Lifestyle Links
. City of Tea Tree Gully
. City of Burnside.
Staff plan experiences
in collaboration with participants and their families/
carers. A combination of
regular and occasional
experiences are organised
About CBS Inc
Day Options
CBS will support you to
develop your strengths and
interests through a range
of community based
experiences. Our staff will
help you achieve your goals
through planned small group
Most of our programs are
based at local community
and recreation centres, so
you can become more
familiar and confident when
visiting these places with your
family and friends.
CBS does not run programs
from institutional settings, or
from isolated houses and
does not support the concept
of congregating larger
numbers of people with a
disability together.
The main point of
difference between us and
other Day Options service
providers, is that we
generally have a lower staff
to participant ratio, so we
can better respond to
individual needs. You will
get to enjoy more individual
attention and more oppor­
tunities in the community,
where you can develop
your experience and skills.
CBS is an independent notfor-profit agency. We are a
recognised leader in the
provision of day options,
recreation and art programs
for people with a disability.
About Choices®
The Choices Program will
support you to:
. make choices
. meet people, make friends and go places
. develop skills
. increase your self-esteem through positive experiences
. develop your independence
and potential
. become more confident
. have fun.
Choices was developed in
1993 by Freddie Brincat, in
response to demand for more
culturally productive and
meaningful recreation and
skill development activities.
Programs run from one day/
fortnight to five days/week for
people with a disability who
have low to very high support
needs. One-to-one support
can also be negotiated if
. swimming
. movies
. museums
. events (e.g. Fringe Festival)
. restaurants
. massage.
Transport may be arranged.
Programs are located
throughout metropolitan
Communication diaries
Bring along a diary or
communication book and
our staff will help to keep
a record of your experiences
and to document relevant
information and keep
your photos.
About Recreation/Skill
Provides you with the
opportunity to increase your
skills and knowledge through
a range of other recreational
experiences, including:
. Outdoor Adventure Programs
. Craft
. Westenders social (evening) group
. Independent Living Skills Programs
. Art Programs.
Living Skills
Develop your ability to
prepare a variety of healthy
meals. You will be supported
to shop for groceries and
cook meals to be enjoyed at
the end of each session.
CBS has been involved in
art programs since 1988 and
offer four weekly art programs.
Under the direction of a
professional art facilitator,
various media is explored.
Regular exhibitions occur,
including participation in the
annual SALA (South
Australian Living Artists)
Festival in partnership with
Eastwood Community
Centre. Participants have the
opportunity to sell their work,
if desired. CBS has won the
SALA Rip It Up & Adelaide
Review Special Arts Award
two years running, 2011-12.
For further information on
any of these programs
T 08 8207 1210 E [email protected]
About Socialize
Socialize is an exciting newer
boutique-style Day Options
service developed by CBS
as a community based
alternative to larger day
centres and costs no more.
Socialize is a flexible day
program that combines
individual planning, partic­
ipant and family input,
regular communication with
families, accountability and
transparency; and a guaranteed five community outings
every fortnight per person.
There is a maximum of 12
participants in each program.
To be eligible, you need to
be between the ages of
18-26 years when you start,
live in the northern and
north-eastern suburbs and
be assessed by Disability
Services with mild to
moderate support needs.
You will meet other young
people who share similar
interests and will be provided
with a safe, supportive
environ­ment to help you
develop your strengths and
Socialize runs Monday to
Friday, 48 weeks a year.
CBS is looking to expand
this service to the eastern
suburbs of Adelaide as
demand builds.
For further information on
Socialize contact:
T 08 8207 1210
E [email protected]