Respite

Teen girls kicking pink ball on field  Jarrod R and laundry basket at respite house

Respite is provided on a needs basis, and people wishing to access respite are required to work through the Access Process, in line with Disability Legislation. Kyeema is the sole provider in the Glenelg Shire and programs are specifically designed to match target groups, comprising of both adults and children.

Respite is conducted across 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 On Call support number is 0417 156 239

Kyeema Respite provides respite for families, in a variety of ways.

Facility Based – A 5 bedroom, 2 living area, centrally located house in Portland . This comfortable and well appointed house can sleep up to 4 people (plus emergency bed) and has a Support Staff sleepover room. The open plan living areas are large, welcoming, and comfortable. Nutritious meals are provided.

Kathy B making bed at respite house                                                                              Child doing jigsaw at Respite house

Breakaway Days – Two sessions per month are held for adults and children separately. These sessions are held on weekends only.

  • They are fun & educational
  • Provide community access
  • Encourage participation and integration

In Home Respite is available, if other options are not suitable

School Holiday Programs are held twice weekly during school holidays

Teen R & R is for people aged between 13 – 18 years of age. This program is held weekly, with additional activities during school holiday periods. The program is staffed by a youthful support team and activities are geared towards outdoor activities and social interaction.

The Travoltas – Kyeema has a rock band, “The Travoltas”, who perform at various venues and rehearse regularly at the 50 Lalor St centre.

Travoltas AGM gig Sept 2014 good shot

Evening NDIS Information Session

Carers Australia is holding an evening NDIS information session for those who cannot make it to their four session course during the day.

As with their other course this session is free and will be held at the Portland Business Hub at 33 Percy St, Portland.

The course is on Tuesday the 6th of June from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please RSVP to Kyeema Support Services
(03) 5521 7820 by the 30th of May

Kyeema’s 50th Birthday

Save the Date!
Kyeema will be holding an afternoon tea for it's 50th birthday on Saturday the 5th of August.

It will be held at the Lalor St centre from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and all are welcome!

Please RSVP to Kyeema Support Services
(03) 5521 7820 by the 21st of July.

Four Session NDIS Information Course

Carers Australia is holding a four session NDIS information course for families and carers from the 10th of May.
The sessions are free and will be held at the Portland Business Hub at 33 Percy St, Portland.
Please note: You must attend the first session if you wish to attend the later sessions.

Session Times/Dates:
10am - 1pm Wed, 10th May
10am - 1pm Wed, 24th May
10am - 1pm Wed, 31st May
10am - 1pm Wed, 7th June

Please RSVP to Kyeema Support Services
(03) 5521 7820 by the 2nd of May.

New Calico Bags In Stock

The range of designs for Wild Ocean Workshop's calico bags has doubled!

There are two new designs available, a golden bee and a black magpie.

To order of for more information please contact Kyeema on (03) 5521 7820

Art That Plays A Part… Calico Bags $5

In a community partnership, Kyeema's Wild Ocean Workshop is now offering $5 Calico bags printed with locally themed designs.

Wild Ocean Workshop is a social enterprise that empowers artists to achieve their full potential.

We provide creative opportunities to Artists with disabilities, to build skills and create employment.

Please contact Kyeema for more information or to order.

NDIS Countdown!

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will roll out in our region in October 2017. This is major social change to improve people's lives. Talk to us if you would like information about how it will affect you.

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