Recreation at Yooralla

Recreation at Yooralla


(RHYTHMIC CLAPPING) WOMAN: Who wants to be a magician? -BOY: Me!
-BOY 2: Me! WOMAN: Oh, we’ve got a few here. Alright, I can’t hear you. KIDS: Me! MAN: The Recreation Service supports
people with disabilities of all ages. -Good job. You did magic.
-BOY: I did magic. MAN: We have children’s experiences,
we have young adult experiences and we have experiences for older
adults with disabilities as well. (ALL CHEER AND APPLAUD) WOMAN 2: I love that
there’s no pressure on some sort of outcome
or some sort of product. It’s very much about exploration. So everyone can see the water.
That’s enough. MAN: It’s basically
just tailored experiences to the interests of that person. WOMAN 1: Who would like
to tell a story about the dragon? -KID: Me!
-WOMAN: OK. MAN: Children’s programs
will look incredibly different from the experiences
that young adults are having. WOMAN 1: Let’s throw those bugs
and then catch those bugs! WOMAN 2: I think there’s
a lot of research and thought that goes into the running
of the programs. All of the coordinators
really think about the locations
and activities that we do to ensure that there’s the least
amount of barriers possible and that each location is accessible. WOMAN 1: Following
with your knee now, Jai. MAN: Sometimes the activities
will be a day experience, it’ll be going out
for about six or seven hours doing something in the city, doing
something in regional Victoria. -Aha.
-ALL: Aha. -Oh, no.
-ALL: Oh, no. We have overnight camps.
We have several day camps. Who’s a pirate? Arr! There we go. We’re slowing down. MAN: The adult holiday
program is really… It can be anything. It can be going interstate.
It can be going overseas. It’s really about what the person is
really, really interested in doing and where they want to go. MAN ON MICROPHONE: We’re up
and you’re down. Here we go. That’s right. Superfast, superhigh. Oh, and they’re starting
to look scared! GIRL: I wish I could go camp
with you again some time. MAN: Yeah? What would you like to do
the next time you come and camp? Stay up late and having
a midnight feast! Yeah! GIRL: You cheeky monkey. MAN: People get a lot of value
out of being in our service. They feel very well-supported.
They feel very safe. MAN: In any given week,
we’re probably supporting about… ..30 or 40 clients. It’s a very immediate
sense of reward for our staff, knowing that somebody’s
really enjoying themselves, is doing something different,
is getting a new opportunity, is getting a chance to explore
a part of themselves that they hadn’t been able
to explore before. (BOTH CHATTER INDISTINCTLY) WOMAN: Yooralla’s approach to really
providing choice and empowerment for the people that use our programs is really phenomenal. (PEOPLE APPLAUD) Thank you and goodnight.

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