Services

DAY PROGRAMS

Cooinda operate Adult Training Services and Day Programs in both Camperdown and Terang. Programs operate from Monday to Friday for 44 weeks of the year, with an emphasis on developing skills, community engagement and stimulation.

  • HEALTH AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS

    Promotes understanding of what it means to be healthy in a holistic way.

    • Human Relations
    • Communicating with others
    • Women’s health and wellbeing
    • Men’s health and wellbeing
    • Diet
    • Managing stress
  • LIVING SKILLS:

    Is about day to day skills you might need to be more independent

    • Food handling
    • Food preparation
    • Food planning and shopping
    • Housekeeping
    • Clothes and laundry
    • Gardening
  • LIFE SKILLS

    Teaches skills to be able to be a part of your community and meet the challenges of everyday.

    • Money skills and budgeting
    • Community access & services – Fire/Ambo/Police
    • Transport training / Road skills
    • Problem solving
    • Accessing my community
  • ART AND CREATIVITY

    Lets learn and develop new ways of expressing yourself and show your talents.

    • Drawing/Painting
    • Sewing, quilting and screen printing
    • Pottery
    • Drama
    • Dance
  • EDUCATION AND STIMULATION

    Gets you thinking and learning.

    • Literacy & Numeracy
    • Computers/Tablets
    • Information technology and social media
    • Learning about other cultures
    • TAFE and adult education
  • VOCATION

    What do I need to take the next step to volunteering or a job?

    • Work skills
    • Volunteering
    • Job seeking and résumés

TERANG

Our main Terang program centre is located at 35 Dow Street. It provides:

  • A large dining/meeting area
  • Kitchen and cooking facilities
  • Participant computer room
  • Sewing room
  • Screen-printing facilities
  • Disable bathrooms and change areas
  • Art room / portables
  • Music room
  • Outdoor entertaining and sitting areas
  • Aromatherapy and Massage facilities

The Pottery Cottage at 41 Dow Street is a studio where participants make and decorate pottery pieces. We fire greenware on site and have a small showroom on site as well.

THE FARM

Our Farm, Recycling and Maintenance Program is located at the rear of 41 Dow Street Terang and provides:

  • Well-equipped workshop and maintenance facilities
  • Cardboard recycling shed with bale press and storage
  • Metal recycling yard
  • Horticulture area
  • 30 acres of grazing land with livestock
  • A chook shed and other livestock

CAMPERDOWN

In Camperdown the Cooinda Day Programs are located at 7 Frederick Street and include:

  • Outdoor walking area
  • Small garden program
  • An ‘Art garage’
  • Lounge, dining and kitchen facilities
  • Lots of community access

OUR MODEL OF SUPPORT

The Cooinda Day Programs strive to provide a diverse range of opportunities for participants to learn and grow. Through regular planning meetings with participants, families and carers, we provide programs that help them achieve their goals and have fulfilling and satisfying experiences. We believe that everyone can learn, grow and enjoy in a positive environment committed to people’s rights, choices and safety.