Xlent Disability Services

Xlent is an organisation that inspires others to celebrate the differing abilities of people, promote the empowerment of individuals with a disability to participate, succeed and achieve.

We provide innovative day options and respite services that focus on educational outcomes recognising that each person is unique and deserves an equal opportunity to develop.

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Participant Focus

Our services are designed to empower the participants. Outcomes guide the daily themes in our bi monthly programs – for instance going to a café for a coffee develops social skills, money handling skills and increases the participant’s community inclusion.

People join the Xlent programs to:

  • Have enormous amounts of fun
  • Receive a caring and respectful interaction with the staff
  • Encourage social networking and long term friendships
  • Increase personal levels of self esteem and self worth
  • Encourage independence
  • Learn methods of maintaining a healthy life style
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Build creativity and personal expression
  • Build personal fitness
  • Learn life skills
  • Interact with the community
  • Develop work skills

Xlent Disability Services endeavours to educate people in personal training, life skills, adventure skills and environmental awareness. This is achieved through holistic experiential and adventure based program design. Our priority is to provide uncompromising customer service and value for money and to make a difference to people’s lives.

Our participants love attending and create good relationships with our staff and we actively promote getting involved. Our participants go home with a smile on their faces.

The participants have choices and are encouraged to provide feed back in the all areas of programming. We promote and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Programs

We provide sporting & recreational activities, community inclusion, work skills, personal and living skills, with the use of lesson plans developed by our staff.

  • Our programs are tailored the each group taking in to consideration the participant needs, participants goals and abilities.
  • Our service hours are between 9.00am to 4.30pm – longer than any other services.
  • We provide a great pick up and drop off system, at a cost of $7.50 each way or alternatively you may drop off and pick up directly at centres.
  • All daily activities attract a daily activity charge of $6.00 per day, which is invoiced monthly.

Day Options

Xlent Day Options provide:

  • Programs that are developed from the participants personal interests and goals
  • Various groups tailored to suit different support needs
  • Programs that are outcome focused
  • The opportunity to change groups as his or her needs change
  • Access to our various centres for centre-based activities
  • A pick-up and drop-off service (conditions apply)
  • Each group with their own vehicle
  • Exposure to work skills and independent living skills
  • Specialist support groups for individuals which present significant behaviours of concern – with staff implementing positive behaviour support strategies
  • A ‘Success Club’ where work skills through business orientated programs are gained
  • Computer training rooms

Day Option Themes

  • Recreation

    We utilise community and internal services to provide a range of recreational pursuits during the year. Cycling, bowls and each program will have a specialist activity provided to encourage personal challenge to participants.

  • Arts

    Painting, craft, cultural art, performances, music, indigenous culture are some of the categories provided in this theme. Using the skills of our team and external community groups to provide these activities for the purpose of developing creativity and expression.

  • Sports

    We provide a range of individual and team sports, such as ICA sports, golfing and football. With the emphasis to build cooperation, motor skills, agility and personal fitness.

  • Fitness

    We create fitness programs for people throughout the year, designing blocks of activity, such as swimming and bushwalking, where people build on current fitness levels. This extends in to indoor gym facilities throughout winter to maintain personal fitness levels.

  • Outdoor

    We specialize in providing adventure activities, such as bushwalking, kayaking and rock climbing. We teach a range of bushcraft and safety.  These activities also help develop personal confidence, empathy to others and working as part of a team.

  • Environmental

    The groups have their own recycling program and participate in land care and other environmental projects to encourage awareness about the environment.

  • Sensory

    Music Therapy & Massage sensory activities.

  • Work skills

    Work skills and “The Success Club”

    This program is incorporated into the small business projects such as gardening recycling. The groups also detail cars and use computers to develop these projects. The funds are banked for participants and used to finance and set up new activities, e.g. washing machines to learn laundry sills, a camp for recreation.

Respite Services

Xlent Disability services provides respite services throughout the year.

These include our holiday camps to locations such as Hindmarsh Island.

The program activities are tailored seasonally and include aquatics programs in summer and bushwalking, High Ropes and Earth Education in cooler months.

These adventurous programs are conducted in conjunction with Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures who provide specialist staff and equipment for the activities.

Programs can be tailored to meet the exact needs of any participant.

Respite Services - high ropes Respite Services - swimming Respite Services - bushwalking and hiking Respite Services - volleyball and sports

Holiday Programs

Xlent has been contracted to provide school holiday programs for school attending teenagers who are registered with DisabilitySA. We tailor activities using local services and venues in addition to speciality activities that Xlent has access to; such as outdoor education & adventure skills. Typically, we offer indoor activities as well as outdoor adventure skills during the cooler months and utilise our extensive aquatics activities throughout the warmer months.

Xlent staff usually work on our day options programs so are therefore are highly experienced working with people that have a range of needs. There are between 3 and 4 disability support workers on each day; this will also include specialist outdoor instructors where required.

News

Can You Help Us?

Hello again and welcome to our latest newsletter which can be found here.  We are also gathering feedback from participants through an online survey which can be accessed here.  We would greatly appreciate your support by completing this survey.  Please contact me on 8165 2023 should you wish to provide any other feedback.  Best wishes

Karl Zander, Business Manager

NDS Resources Update

Hi all – National Disability Services, the Federal agency that is implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme, has released information on their new ZERO Tolerance Initiative.

NDIS full scheme roll out to commence in South Australia

Please find below some important information in regards to NDIS and when it will be rolling out in South Australia.

NDS welcomes the much anticipated announcement of the full roll out of the NDIS in South Australia.

Between February 2016 and June 2017 the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will work with service providers to reach all eligible children in the 0-14 age group, and then commence the inclusion of young people from 15 to 17 as part of full scheme roll out commencing July 1 2017.