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Daily living skills, promoting independence, positive relationships and connecting with the community.
We offer a mix of activities. Some have a strong learning focus while others offer the opportunity to learn new skills through fun and adventurous recreational activities.
Gardening.
Kitchen garden: ‘Vegies & Herbs’. Learn about gardening and growing your own food as part of our ‘farm-to-fork’ initiative.
Lawn mowing/community garden maintenance: connecting with social enterprises.
Creative gardening and horticulture: includes growing succulents to sell.
Out & about.
Our calendar is packed with opportunities, activities and outings. Learning about road safety and journey planning by using public transport and interacting with the broader community is a feature of our activities.
Connect with the community through regular visits to local community centres/ libraries/museums/exhibitions/ beaches/community facilities and much more.
Get out and about in Melbourne and visit various markets, Dandenong Ranges, football games, Federation Square, explore our city and the local Bayside community, among other destinations.
All about food.
Life-skills cooking. Includes menu planning, grocery shopping, food preparation, food handling, nutrition and cooking.
Sensory-based cooking. Enables individuals with high support needs to bake and cook within their abilities and enjoy the touch, texture, smell and taste of the process.
Baking and cake creations. Part of our social enterprises initiative.
Bayley Café is a new initiative where once a week we prepare and cook lunch. This enterprise facilitates learning about budgeting as well as cooking.
New! Barista training is coming in-house – watch this space.
Technology.
We are all part of the digital generation and using technology well is vital for individuals with limited communication.
Cyber-safety with computers and iPads. Promotes the safe use of social media, including an understanding of healthy boundaries and an awareness of cyber bullying to stay safe on the internet.
Photography, media and short movie making. Learn to use and edit work with Photoshop, iMovie and more.
Engaging with sophisticated Eye Gaze technology. This recent initiative is helping adults whose eye control is their most efficient and reliable movement. The technology allows them to control what they watch as the computer tracks their eye movements. Check out how it works here.
Speaking up.
Self-advocacy. Speaking Up and Consumer Network: Bayley House is part of VALID Southern Network.
The Bayley Buzz Newsletter is produced in-house and ties in with our literacy and numeracy activities.
JODI, BAYLEY HOUSE PARTICIPANT FOR 15 YEARS.
I enjoy all the Bayley House activities, especially dancing, cooking, art and computers. I like meeting all my friends here.
Jodi joined Bayley House in 2003 and has achieved a lot in that time. She looks forward to meeting her friends each day and has a love of music. Jodi uses a wheelchair, so her good friend and volunteer Pat helps her to stand up and dance. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are Jodi ’s favourite female artists.Jodi says she is a ‘girlie’ girl and enjoys having her hair and nails done. In our fashion program, Jodi is working on her sewing and embroidery skills, such as mastering guiding material under the sewing machine needle. She loves to design and makes her outfit and fascinator for the races and wears them with pride to our day at the races.Friendships are extremely important to Jodi. She likes to help her friends if they are in need. “I can calm my friend down if she is upset and help her with her lunch,” Jodi says.

Daily living skills, promoting independence, positive relationships and connecting with the community.

We offer a mix of activities. Some have a strong learning focus while others offer the opportunity to learn new skills through fun and adventurous recreational activities.

Gardening
  • Kitchen garden: ‘Vegies & Herbs’. Learn about gardening and growing your own food as part of our ‘farm-to-fork’ initiative.
  • Lawn mowing/community garden maintenance: connecting with social enterprises.
  • Creative gardening and horticulture: includes growing succulents to sell.
Out & about
  • Our calendar is packed with opportunities, activities and outings. Learning about road safety and journey planning by using public transport and interacting with the broader community is a feature of our activities.
  • Connect with the community through regular visits to local community centres/ libraries/museums/exhibitions/ beaches/community facilities and much more.
  • Get out and about in Melbourne and visit various markets, Dandenong Ranges, football games, Federation Square, explore our city and the local Bayside community, among other destinations.
All about food
  • Life-skills cooking. Includes menu planning, grocery shopping, food preparation, food handling, nutrition and cooking.
  • Sensory-based cooking. Enables individuals with high support needs to bake and cook within their abilities and enjoy the touch, texture, smell and taste of the process.
  • Baking and cake creations. Part of our social enterprises initiative.
  • Bayley Café is a new initiative where once a week we prepare and cook lunch. This enterprise facilitates learning about budgeting as well as cooking.
  • New! Barista training is coming in-house – watch this space.
Technology
We are all part of the digital generation and using technology well is vital for individuals with limited communication.
  • Cyber-safety with computers and iPads. Promotes the safe use of social media, including an understanding of healthy boundaries and an awareness of cyber bullying to stay safe on the internet.
  • Photography, media and short movie making. Learn to use and edit work with Photoshop, iMovie and more.
  • Engaging with sophisticated Eye Gaze technology. This recent initiative is helping adults whose eye control is their most efficient and reliable movement. The technology allows them to control what they watch as the computer tracks their eye movements. Check out how it works here.
Speaking up
  • Self-advocacy. Speaking Up and Consumer Network: Bayley House is part of VALID Southern Network.
  • The Bayley Buzz Newsletter is produced in-house and ties in with our literacy and numeracy activities.

HOW TO JOIN BAYLEY HOUSE

Call us on 03 9982 1500 or email contactus@bayleyhouse.org.au to arrange a meeting and tour of our Brighton campus.

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“I enjoy all the Bayley House activities, especially dancing, cooking, art and computers. I like meeting all my friends here.”

JODI, BAYLEY HOUSE PARTICIPANT FOR 15 YEARS

Jodi joined Bayley House in 2003 and has achieved a lot in that time. She looks forward to meeting her friends each day and has a love of music. Jodi uses a wheelchair, so her good friend and volunteer Pat helps her to stand up and dance. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are Jodi ’s favourite female artists.

Jodi says she is a ‘girlie’ girl and enjoys having her hair and nails done. In our fashion program, Jodi is working on her sewing and embroidery skills, such as mastering guiding material under the sewing machine needle. She loves to design and makes her outfit and fascinator for the races and wears them with pride to our day at the races.

Friendships are extremely important to Jodi. She likes to help her friends if they are in need. “I can calm my friend down if she is upset and help her with her lunch,” Jodi says.