Avenue participant laughing next to her support worker in the Order Fulfilment team

Looking for a day program that will empower you to fully participate in the economy and society?

Avenue Newcastle is different to your traditional disability day program. We empower you to engage in purposeful work tasks and share in the profits, socialise with your team-mates and develop your individual skills, regardless of your support needs.

We provide person-centred support in our hub in Newcastle:

1 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook NSW 2304

When you join Avenue, you can join Avenue Work, Avenue Social or both!

Avenue Work

At the heart of Avenue are work teams where you are empowered to engage in real work tasks in a supported environment, that will increase your knowledge, build your capabilities and provide a sense of purpose.

You can choose from a number of different work teams, based on your interests and goals. These can include order fulfilment, pet-sitting and dog-walking, flyering and letterbox drops, running market stalls and the option to launch your own business as an entrepreneur! You can learn more about our different teams by clicking below.

You will earn a small remuneration from your work activities, which recognises your contribution and productivity to your team, and is yours to spend as you like.

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Order Fulfilment

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Hub Management

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Animals

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Entrepreneurs

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Markets

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Gigs

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Flyers

Avenue Social

Through Avenue Social, you can access events and activities you choose, build important skills and make friends for life! You will leave feeling more skilled, more equipped, and more empowered than before. 

Our ever-changing social calendar is put together with the help of you, based on your likes, dislikes and needs, to ensure you have a great day. You might go bushwalking, take an exercise or music class, head to sporting, musical or cultural events, or enjoy adding new things to the calendar.

Our team of dedicated support workers are trained to develop your skills and integrate learning into the day’s activities. Some of the skills you might choose to focus on could include independence, confidence, money-handling, communication, and road safety awareness.

 

Using your NDIS funding

Avenue is a registered NDIS service provider and you can use a range of NDIS line items to attend, including:

  • Core Supports (Social and Community Participation and Daily Living)
  • Capacity Building
  • Finding and Keeping a Job.
Amanda has long brown hair  and is smiling at the camera. She is holding up a yellow jumper.

Amanda

“Hi, I’m Amanda, one of Avenue Newcastle’s newest team members! I’ve had a great start to Avenue, joining both the Animals and Markets teams. In my first week, I created signs for our market days (which I’m super proud of), socialised with other team members and contributed towards team tasks. The people around me are nice, and I’m really enjoying my time here.”

Julie is sitting at a desk wearing a green top and grey cardigan. She is folding boxes in the order fulfilment room in Avenue Newcastle

Julie

“Avenue helps give me purpose, and is building my self-confidence, social skills and work skills. I love earning my own money, but I am most proud of meeting new people and socialising at Avenue.”

Joel is sitting in a park bench, he has short brown hair and wearing a grey t-shirt.

Joel

“Hi, I’m Joel. I was very excited when I started at Avenue Newcastle four months ago and joined Avenue Social and the Animals team. My goal is to build on my social skills and make more friends. I enjoy going to different places and being with people and dogs! What I am most proud of so far, is reaching my remuneration goal and purchasing a spiderman backpack!”

He is gaining so much more confidence since starting at Avenue and the social opportunities provided to him are fantastic. So glad we found Avenue.

Jo-Ann

Parent of Newcastle participant, Lachlan

The support workers at Avenue go above and beyond, they are so supportive and are changing Nickolas’s life. They have helped with every aspect of his daily routine and learn more independence.

Linda

Parent of Newcastle participant, Nickolas

Avenue provides a safe place for him to attend a couple of times a week, learn new skills, meet new people, feel engaged and valued.

Tracey

Parent of Newcastle participant, Alexander

Watch this 2-minute video from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation to get to know us a little more.

Avenue participant in wheelchair working at computer with Avenue support worker next to her. Both smiling and looking at a notebook.

Work Experience

Looking for options to assist in post-school transitioning? Ask about our work experience opportunities for high schoostudents with disability! Simply fill in the form below and let us know.

If you’d like to learn more about Avenue’s innovative approach please get in touch.

Naomi Skinner

Manager

Brett Myers

Assistant Manager

Katey Parkes

Community Engagement Lead

Address

1 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook NSW 2304

Does Avenue sound like it’s for you?

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