We believe you should be supported to take control of your own life decisions, choices and independence. Our experienced team will support you using an adopted person-centered approach, increasing your confidence in all areas of life.
We continue to be amazed at the growth and development of participants within the Distinctive Options community. Working alongside each participant and your family members who are eager to see you succeed.
The Cooking and Home Skills program meet for a morning of tending to the community garden beds, cooking a meal and practicing tasks such as writing a shopping list, buying ingredients, setting the table, washing dishes and sweeping the floor. They recently harvested a bunch of potatoes which were sold to staff and participants.
Volunteering programs give individuals the opportunity to obtain and maintain vocational skills. Skills they acquire include social, literacy, numeracy, fine and gross motor skills and communication. This volunteering opportunity gives participants a chance to make connections and contribute to their local community. They enjoy interacting and engaging with local community members.
Our facilitated maintenance program covers and educates individuals with the following skills. Safety / Sign identification / Hazards identification / Product identification and usage / Environmentally friendly options / Equipment identification and usage / Vocational development skills i.e. cleaning tables/windows, sweeping / Home skills development / Shopping / Garden maintenance / Money handling / Product control / Tip and recycle runs / Development of relevant signage
Obtaining the skills and confidence towards being independent within the community like catching public transport and getting from A-B can be daunting. Where do you begin?
Our team at Distinctive Options will support you with increasing your independence through public transport training by facilitating programs that help you to learn public transports routes and community transport options. You’ll be off and travelling in no time.
From little things, big things grow, you’ll be able to tend to our garden and make it your own. You’ll enjoy the aromas, tastes and textures of the food and herbs that you grow, whilst learning important horticultural skills.
Men’s group provides a safe space for individuals to express and be educated around personal issues, health, appearance-inclusive of grooming, relationships, hygiene, communication, the body/anatomy, health services and human relations.
Reading from a variety of texts, pictures, film and music, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy activities, underpinned by the set of eight VCAL employability skills (planning and organising, problem solving, teamwork, communication, learning, self-awareness, IT, initiative) and Language Experience Approach. Reinforcement of small group, with cooperative learning skills to implement teamwork, communication and social skills practice.
Ladies only provides a safe space for women to express and be educated around personal issues, health, appearance-inclusive of grooming, relationships, hygiene, communication, the body/anatomy, health services and human relations.