Disability Support

Uniting provides a range of services under the NDIS to support people with a disability.

Assisted Employment Opportunities

Our vegetable processing and gardening services provide valued employment for people with a disability. Our vegetable processing team prepare fresh vegetables and semi process them for on sale to hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and other commercial customers.

Our gardening team offer a professional gardening service to businesses and homes within the Horsham rural City municipality.

We support our employees to build independence and social relationships through their work with us.

Autism Skills Development Group

The autism skills development group is run by specialist support workers who have a deep understanding of the needs of children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The group aims to build self-confidence and social skills for participants in an environment where they can engage with children their own age and interact in a safe space to develop friendships and build relationships. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Learning for Life

Capacity building program

Learning for life is a two-year capacity building program for participants who are building their independence. The program is designed to assist participants to learn new skills for inside and outside the home including (but not limited to) cooking, computers, exercise, volunteering and sex education. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Men’s Group

Men’s group is a monthly social and recreational program for participants who identify as male and are aged 18 years or over. The group assists participants to engage in activities socially and recreationally. It is a fantastic outlet to gain skills, achieve goals as well as build and maintain friendships. Participants are empowered with choice and control in making decisions about what they would like to do during the program, they might go out for a meal, go to the movies, ten pin bowling or attend community events. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Mintern Crescent Short-Term Accommodation

Short term accommodation is an assisted living program that simulates a shared accommodation environment. Participants in this program have the opportunity to develop skills to build independence and assist in building their capacity through choice and control. The program includes independent living tasks such as grocery shopping, money handling, cooking, washing dishes, doing laundry, personal hygiene and more. The program allows time for participants to access other activities around Horsham or indoors. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Social and recreation group activities

Baillie Street

Baillie Street (formerly known as day programs) provides social and recreation group activities and excursions. Encouraging exercise, performing arts and adventures as well as a varying arts and crafts program. Participants enjoy regular outings and attend swimming and gymnasium, they also perform in concerts around the community, bringing smiles to many faces. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Darlot House

Darlot House, located in central Horsham, offers accessible social and recreational group activities for participants in wheelchairs or with high support needs. The facility is fitted out with equipment for participants with high care requirements. Participants are supported to get out into the community on a regular basis and often visit the library, shops, town hall, parks and other relaxing or interesting community spaces. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Supported Independent Living

Thornley Street Residential House

Thornley Street Residential House is a 5-bedroom purpose built supported independent living house, staffed 24/7. Independent living allows residents to explore their interests, be social as we as achieve goals they have set for themselves. The large house offers private bedrooms, several lounge areas, kitchen, dining and outdoor living that includes a vegetable garden with chickens. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Tri- State Games

Tri-State Games is an annual competition for adult aged athletes with a disability. The annual event includes participation in several sports. Athletes compete as part of a team and are supported by Uniting with training session leading up to the event, transportation and support to attend the event held in South Australia in November. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Wimmera Parent Support Network

The Parent Support Network’s focus is families who have a child or children up to 18 years of age that have an intellectual disability, physical disability, developmental delay, sensory or acquired brain injury. The program offers opportunities to regularly connect with families in your community for mutual support; to share experiences, ideas and strategies; attend information sessions; receive updates and support from the parent support coordinator.

Women’s Group

Women’s Group is a monthly social and recreational program for participants who identify as female and are aged 18 years or over. The group assists participants to engage in activities socially and recreationally. It is a fantastic outlet to gain skills, achieve goals as well as build and maintain friendships. Participants are empowered with choice and control in making decisions about what they would like to do during the program, they might go out for a meal, participate in yoga or Zumba classes, go to the movies, ten pin bowling or attend community events. Available to people in the Wimmera with an approved NDIS plan.

Learn more:

Uniting Wimmera Intake

T 1800 195 114