We are now into our third year since the Scheme was launched. With each passing year, we continue to meet the varied needs of our growing number of participants.
We try to engage with as many of our participants as possible to get feedback on how we deliver services. We have recently introduced Participant Catch-Up sessions, to be held on the last Tuesday of each month. These catch ups are an opportunity for participants to pop into our office for a casual visit and have a chat with Service Planners to discuss any queries, and to meet other participants.
If you need assistance with transport or attendant care to attend a Participant Catch-Up session, please let your Service Planner know.
We also held our Participant Forum in May, which brought together 46 participants, their families and friends in a casual, social setting to learn more about what we do.
The forum is held twice a year and is an opportunity to learn more about the services we provide, but also for us to meet and learn from participants.
Service Planner Penny Tremaine said it was a really great opportunity for participants to get to know people with similar experiences that they wouldn’t otherwise meet.
“Participants who come along to these events realise that they are not alone – there are others going through similar circumstances and they can share their experiences in a safe and friendly environment.”
“Although every participant’s experience is unique to them, there is also some commonality, and they can share what works for them and what doesn’t.”
The Participant Forum included presentations from Disability Recreation and Sport SA and Determined 2 Dive. These presentations showcased the exciting sporting and recreational activities available to people living with a disability.
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This article was featured in the July 2016 Edition of LSS News. The LSS Update is a quarterly enewsletter from Lois and the LSA team.