Day services

People with a disability should include personal goals and interests in their individual support plans to get the most out of day services.

What are day services?

Day services provide activities for a group of people to enhance community and social participation. This may include skill development and recreation.

Supports or activities may be:

  • Provided directly by a day service provider (either within a facility operated by the provider or at other locations in the community), or
  • Organised by the day service provider but delivered by another services (such as a swimming program at the local pool).

Group based services adopt the principles of self-direction. They work with each person to tailor supports that meet their preferences, to the greatest extent possible, within their allocated resources.

In order to respond to service user requests, or as opportunities arise, some group activities may take place outside standard business hours – within the capacity of the provider to flexibly adjust staffing and other resources. Participation by a group of people with similar interest in the activity may be required to make such activities cost effective.

For more information

More information about day services can be found in Chapter 7 of the Individual support package handbook.