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Presentation to the ACROD Conference April 2004
  • NSW Tourism Sport Recreation

2
Rural Getaways Pilot
  • Borambola Sport Recreation Centre in Wagga
    Wagga NSW conducted a pilot in partnership with
    Kurrajong Waratah, a leading provider of assisted
    work opportunities to clients with a disability.
  • The following details are testimonials provided
    by Steve Jaques CEO and from participants in the
    program

3
Rural Getaways Recreation Project
  • The two pilot Rural Getaways at Borambola for
    adults with a disability over 5 days each in
    November 2002 and February 2003 were an absolute
    success. 
  • Participants came from Young, West Wyalong,
    Narrandera, Leeton, Deniliquin, Griffith, Harden,
    Hay and Wagga Wagga.
  • The choice of activities and willingness of the
    centres' staff to provide support enabled all
    participants to enjoy a range of activities.

4
cont.
  • With all participants receiving the disability
    support pension as their main source of income
    the Rural Getaways allowed them the opportunity
    to take an affordable holiday whilst trying some
    new and exciting activities such as rock
    climbing, archery, canoeing and fencing etc.

5
cont.
  • This is what Paul D. had to day about rock
    climbing on Prime television who covered the
    rural getaway at the end of January
  • "This is my first time, I was a bit nervous going
    up.  Tried to touch the wall, nearly got there. 
    Nearly got right to top of the roof.  Got right
    up!"

6
Social Skills development
  • The development and reinforcement of social and
    living skills were also an important part of the
    experience especially the sharing of communal
    responsibilities.  Ronald S. summed up the Rural
    Getaway to Prime television this way
  • "Make good friends, had plenty of tucker.  We all
    take turns washing up, sweep floor." 

7
Outcomes
  • The experiences of new activities and social
    opportunities afforded to the participants was 
    the key outcome we sought from the rural
    getaways.  However another equally important
    outcome was that parents who normally provide
    care 24/7 for their sons or daughters also
    benefited by having the opportunity to take a
    well earned short break from this constant
    responsibility.

8
Expanding the program
  • So successful was the pilot Borambola experience
    that we are now arranging two rural getaways at
    the Departments Jindabyne facility.  One in early
    November this year, the other in late January
    2004. 
  • We are also planning to revisit Borambola in
    March/April 2004

9
  • I believe the Department is on a winner with
    this holiday concept for adults with an
    intellectual disability, and should be looking at
    co-coordinating and promoting these opportunities
    for adults with a disability across all your
    facilities a part of your core business
    programmes centrally.
  • Steve Jaques CEO, Kurrajong Waratah

10
Support Available
  • The Rural Getaways program continues to run at
    Jindabyne and Borambola. It will soon be
    available at our other rural locations.
  • Lake Burrendong near Wellington/Dubbo,
  • Lake Keepit near Tamworth/Gunnedah
  • Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head.
  • Berry on the South coast

11
For bookings or general information
  • Please contact Eric Brooks on 1800 810 890
  • Mobile 0408 028 139 or email ebrooks_at_dsr.nsw.gov.a
    u
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Title: Presentation to the ACROD Conference April 2004


1
Presentation to the ACROD Conference April 2004
  • NSW Tourism Sport Recreation

2
Rural Getaways Pilot
  • Borambola Sport Recreation Centre in Wagga
    Wagga NSW conducted a pilot in partnership with
    Kurrajong Waratah, a leading provider of assisted
    work opportunities to clients with a disability.
  • The following details are testimonials provided
    by Steve Jaques CEO and from participants in the
    program

3
Rural Getaways Recreation Project
  • The two pilot Rural Getaways at Borambola for
    adults with a disability over 5 days each in
    November 2002 and February 2003 were an absolute
    success. 
  • Participants came from Young, West Wyalong,
    Narrandera, Leeton, Deniliquin, Griffith, Harden,
    Hay and Wagga Wagga.
  • The choice of activities and willingness of the
    centres' staff to provide support enabled all
    participants to enjoy a range of activities.

4
cont.
  • With all participants receiving the disability
    support pension as their main source of income
    the Rural Getaways allowed them the opportunity
    to take an affordable holiday whilst trying some
    new and exciting activities such as rock
    climbing, archery, canoeing and fencing etc.

5
cont.
  • This is what Paul D. had to day about rock
    climbing on Prime television who covered the
    rural getaway at the end of January
  • "This is my first time, I was a bit nervous going
    up.  Tried to touch the wall, nearly got there. 
    Nearly got right to top of the roof.  Got right
    up!"

6
Social Skills development
  • The development and reinforcement of social and
    living skills were also an important part of the
    experience especially the sharing of communal
    responsibilities.  Ronald S. summed up the Rural
    Getaway to Prime television this way
  • "Make good friends, had plenty of tucker.  We all
    take turns washing up, sweep floor." 

7
Outcomes
  • The experiences of new activities and social
    opportunities afforded to the participants was 
    the key outcome we sought from the rural
    getaways.  However another equally important
    outcome was that parents who normally provide
    care 24/7 for their sons or daughters also
    benefited by having the opportunity to take a
    well earned short break from this constant
    responsibility.

8
Expanding the program
  • So successful was the pilot Borambola experience
    that we are now arranging two rural getaways at
    the Departments Jindabyne facility.  One in early
    November this year, the other in late January
    2004. 
  • We are also planning to revisit Borambola in
    March/April 2004

9
  • I believe the Department is on a winner with
    this holiday concept for adults with an
    intellectual disability, and should be looking at
    co-coordinating and promoting these opportunities
    for adults with a disability across all your
    facilities a part of your core business
    programmes centrally.
  • Steve Jaques CEO, Kurrajong Waratah

10
Support Available
  • The Rural Getaways program continues to run at
    Jindabyne and Borambola. It will soon be
    available at our other rural locations.
  • Lake Burrendong near Wellington/Dubbo,
  • Lake Keepit near Tamworth/Gunnedah
  • Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head.
  • Berry on the South coast

11
For bookings or general information
  • Please contact Eric Brooks on 1800 810 890
  • Mobile 0408 028 139 or email ebrooks_at_dsr.nsw.gov.a
    u
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