What is Avenue?
What is Avenue? An ADE? A day program? A service that offers supported employment?
Am I employed? Do I get paid to be part of Avenue Work?
What is a typical day like at Avenue?
A day at Avenue will depend on whether you are engaged in our Social or Work program. For our Work participants each work team will have different tasks and responsibilities to complete. For a participant in the Animals Team, this might include walking dogs. For a participant in our Hub Management Team, there might be coffee orders to get and recycling to do. Someone in Order Fulfillment will need to check the orders that have come in to our partners’ websites, pack and send them, or do a stocktake. There is a run sheet at the beginning of each day that outlines the agenda for the day and specific tasks to be completed. Participants and support workers go through this together to establish the routine for the day. Breaks and social times are scheduled throughout the day.
Our Social participants meet at our Co-Working Spaces and then access the community to participate in their scheduled social activity. Our social activities are always community based, and are tailored to individual interests. For example, activities could include heading for a bushwalk, to the movies, an art gallery or to the beach. It all depends on the individual and what they would like to do.
What support worker-to-participant ratios do you support?
The Avenue program is designed to support people of all abilities regardless of their support needs. We typically support people in 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 ratios, however, our Avenue+ program occasionally supports people with higher support needs such as 2:1.
If your support needs fall outside of this but you are interested in Avenue, we are happy to discuss special arrangements to suit your needs
I have high support needs. Will Avenue be suitable for me?
Avenue Work is designed to be a “workplace for all” where any person with disability can join one of our work teams and be involved in work tasks regardless of their support needs. If a person has complex behavioural needs, then the Avenue+ program may be more appropriate for them. Please contact us and we can give you more information about both programs to work out which one might suit your needs.
Can I attend both Avenue Work and Avenue Social?
What are the hours at Avenue?
How are Avenue Work participants allocated to a work team?
Do you provide ongoing learning opportunities for people with disability at Avenue?
What are the costs to attend Avenue? Does the NDIS cover all the costs or are there additional out of pocket expenses?
What type of funding do you accept?
Do you provide personal care and meal assistance?
Do you provide transport?
Do you offer a work experience program for students with a disability?
How do I refer one of my clients to Avenue?
If you have a client you wish to refer to Avenue please complete our referral form and email to [email protected]. Alternatively, contact the relevant Avenue location to find out more.