From cooking up a curry or pumpkin soup at Beaumont Hills or visiting the Museums Discovery Centre at Castle Hill there is a lot on offer with two new programs run by Unisson Disability.
The cooking program will be run at Unisson’s Beaumont Hills Community Access Centre and starts on Friday June 25. It offers a chance to improve cooking skills,learn how to prepare and cook healthy foods and is a great opportunity to socialise. The cooking course runs every Friday over 12 weeks until September 10.
Peter Ansky, Manager Client Services, said the program was developed after listening to what people wanted.
“Unisson is committed to helping people live their best lives on their terms so we identified a need and then created the program around that. They’re designed to deliver great experiences and lasting impact for the people we support,” he said.
The Urban Adventurers will be run by Supported Living West and run on Saturdays, starting on June 26. The social program is aimed at people with a disability aged 18 to 30 to make new friends and learn new skills. A whole range of activities are planned for the 12-week program including visits to the Maritime Museum and Sydney Zoo, snooker and rock climbing.
Unisson offers a range of support services for people with disability including Supported Independent Living, Respite accommodation, In-home Respite, NDIS Support Coordination, Social and Community Participation, Supported Employment and Blue Apple Art Studios.
The organisation, originally called the Sunshine Institute, was founded in 1924 by Dr Lorna Hodgkinson and has a wealth of knowledge in disability support services.
Ben Droll, General Manager Community Services said clients had a range of support programs to choose from.
“Each of our programs is unique and are designed to really engage participants in a hands-on experience to learn practical skills and build strong friendships. Our staff are enthusiastic and dedicated to creating a fun and enriching experience for people.”
The recipe obviously works. Unisson client Dylan said: “I’ve made new friends at my cooking class and I’m now making dinner for my family once a week, they love it”
Unison helps 700 people at various locations including North Shore, Northern Beaches and Western Sydney.
To find out more visit unissondisability.org.au