Greenacres Association

This Association has a number of functioning groups.The Community Access Training Service is in 5 locations in Wollongong, offering effective and needs based training programs and individual service plans for any adult with an intellectual and physical disability (acquired before the age of eighteen). Programmes are mainly community based, with some programs being at relevant work sites and in the client's own home if applicable. Programmes include communication (Makaton and speech therapy), literacy and money skills, community access and integration, social skills, independent living skills, personal hygiene, leisure and recreation skills, assertiveness and self esteem, job seekers skills etc. At present Greenacres Association offers the following range of vocational services: Greenacres Industries, North Wollongong Collectively, these business services employ 200 people with a range of disabilities and support needs. The business services operate in the open market place and focus on a number of specific areas of expertise including light packaging and assembly, manufacturing eg light fittings, mining equipment and textiles. It has an open employment agency finding jobs in open employment for people with disabilities. This is an individual supported jobs service. Greenacres also has a VETB Accredited External Training Service, providing disability specific training packages, programs and consultancy services. Greenacres also has a strong program with 36 consumer in a transision to work program.

Contact
Contact name: 
Neil Preston
Chief Executive Officer
Phone 1: 
(02) 4229 2666
Fax: 
(02) 4226 4929
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 1419
WOLLONGONG
2500
Access
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair access (limited)
Opening hours: 
8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Disabilities: 
Physical disabilities, sensory impairments, intellectual disabilities, , mental illness, includes people with high suppo
Activities: 
Open and supported employment, community participation, tranision to work permanent or temp.
Service details
Fees: 
Nil
Area: 
City of Wollongong, Kiama & Shell Harbour, Nowra and surrounds, includes rural areas
Clients: 
Must be in receipt of Disability Pension
Funding: 
Federal and State Govt
Publications: 
Training programs
Resources: 
Information resources, community access training services, open and supported employment options, counselling, referrals, VETAB accredited training service

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