Day services are activities organised or provided directly by community service organisations for people with a disability aged 16 years and over.
They provide activities for a group of people with the aim of enhancing community and social participation.
Activities may include skill development and recreation and can be:
- Provided directly by a day service provider (either within a facility operated by the provider or at other locations in the community), or
- Organised by the day service provider but delivered by another service (such as a swimming program at the local pool).
Group based services adopt the principles of self-direction. They do this by working with each person to tailor supports to meet their individual preferences, to the greatest extent possible, within their allocated resources.
In order to respond to service user requests or as opportunities arise, some group activities may take place outside standard business hours - within the capacity of the provider to flexibly adjust staffing and other resources.
Day services can be purchased through Individual support package funding.