Continue reading New Staff, Activities and Updates to COVID-19 Rules for Disability Services

New Staff, Activities and Updates to COVID-19 Rules for Disability Services

Participant Support Update With Autumn upon us, I cannot believe how quickly the year has progressed. It’s great to see so many Participants return for 2022 in Bundoora and Bendigo, contributing to the vibrancy and interaction among Participants and staff. Of note on campus is the return of Latrobe University students and staff, which adds to the…

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Letter Writing at Lifeskills Bundoora

Participants from Bundoora’s Letter Writing group have penned their thoughts on some of the activities they do at Lifeskills so we thought we’d share them with you! Letter writing encourages participants to use their literacy skills through forming sentences, spelling and verbalising their thoughts before writing. Lifeskills Bundoora and Bendigo have an ongoing pen-pal activity…

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Continue reading Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar School Year 9 Program Collaboration

Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar School Year 9 Program Collaboration

The long-awaited third Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar School Year 9 Program collaboration was a huge hit! Ivanhoe Grammar students arrived at Lifeskills full of curiosity, enthusiasm and willingness to learn and took no time to engage with participants who happily welcomed the group. Over four days, Lifeskills Participants and staff included students in a…

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Continue reading 100% First Dose Vaccination Among All Lifeskills Employees

100% First Dose Vaccination Among All Lifeskills Employees

Latrobe Lifeskills is very proud to share that all Lifeskills employees have now had at least one COVID19 vaccination, while over 90% of Lifeskills employees are fully vaccinated. We are grateful to be able to do our part in protecting the health of Participants, staff, and the community. We encourage all who are able to…

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Continue reading Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar Year 9 Out of Class Program

Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar Year 9 Out of Class Program

For the second time ever, Latrobe Lifeskills has collaborated with Ivanhoe Grammar School to deliver a unique program for year 9 students. Several times per year, Ivanhoe Grammar School runs a weekly ‘Out of Classroom Program’ designed to give students real-world experiences in a variety of settings. During the course of their week at Latrobe…

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Key Dates and Keeping Up to Date

Happy New Year to All! We hope you’ve been able to get some rest and shake off 2020, ready for a positive 2021! Please make sure you take note of the below key dates. If you’re ever unsure, head to the Key Dates page to double-check public holidays and closure dates for Lifeskills. We’re so…

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Disability Information Helpline

Disability Information Helpline The Disability Information Helpline provides information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Helpline can assist families, carers, support workers and services. The Disability Information Helpline is free, private and fact-checked. Phone (free call): 1800 643 787 (If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech…

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Continue reading Online Activities Available for Current Lifeskills Participants

Online Activities Available for Current Lifeskills Participants

What a wonderful two weeks it has been delivering the first-ever Lifeskills online activities. Participants who have been isolating at home have joined activities like Yoga, Cooking, Art, Have I Got News for You!, Gardening, and more! At this stage, these activities are open to existing Lifeskills Participants, due to staff and resource availability. Each…

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