CHALLENGE Community Services are dedicated to helping people with a disability achieve their dreams and goals in everyday life settings.
Challenge’s Choices programs are focused on outcomes and helping participant’s live independent and fulfilling lives.
They are tailored to individual’s needs, goals and aspirations. The sky is the limit when it comes to program options and participants are provided every opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun at the same time.
One person enjoying Challenge Choices is Brad from Maitland.
Brad has been with Challenge Maitland for three years and is an active young man who likes the outdoors and participates in extreme activities.
Brad’s support worker, Sally, constantly has to think outside the square to f ind activities Brad wants to try. He recently went sand boarding at Stockton beach, and he has been go karting and jet skiing at Nelson Bay, and also enjoys Wet ‘n’Wild in Sydney.
There is no limit to Brad ’s imagination as he continues to explore what this great region has to offer.
Challenge Choices offers flexible services seven-days a week.
One-on-one or group settings at various times of the day are options.
Programs include recreational activities such as cooking, budgeting, computer training, swimming, art or going on an adventure.
Challenge also offers social outings to concerts, holidays and community events, and a transition to work program that focuses on employment outcomes.
“Since establishing Challenge Choices we have seen some fantastic achievements from our participants. Obtaining driver’s licenses, gaining employment, graduating from TAFE and even everyday life skills such as learning to handle money and developing their presentation skills; is such a fantastic thing to be part of,” said Challenge chief executive, Barry Murphy.
“It’s important that participants, carers and families are well aware of the opportunities and options available to them through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.”