• Outcomes for two men with intellectual disability following communication support training for their workers at Golden City Support Services.

Communication Training Makes a Difference

Outcomes for two men with intellectual disability following communication support training for their workers. Authors: Meg Irwin & Tara Sheridan Abstract For many people with intellectual disability, successful participation is restricted by inadequate or inappropriate

  • Outcomes for two men with intellectual disability following communication support training for their workers at Golden City Support Services.

Communication Training Makes a Difference

Outcomes for two men with intellectual disability following communication support training for their workers. Authors: Meg Irwin & Tara Sheridan Abstract For many people with intellectual disability, successful participation is restricted by inadequate or inappropriate

  • CreateAbility is proudly supported by Golden City Support Services. The creative ensemble was featured in the Bendigo Magazine.

Creative Moves

Described by Australian theatre industry leaders as having ‘what it takes to be a professional theatre company’, Bendigo’s CreateAbility Performance ensemble are continually developing new work. CreateAbility’s powerful productions are devised and performed collaboratively by

  • Short term accomadation

Short term accommodation

Under the NDIS respite is known as Short-Term Accommodation. Planned Short-Term Respite can be a fantastic experience for people with a disability; offering opportunities to be involved in activities or outings, new experiences, meet new friends

  • Golden City Support Services is a My Aged Cared provider supporting older people and people with dementia

Social connections for aging well

Golden City Support Services is a My Aged Cared provider supporting older people and people with dementia and their families. The specialist service supports people to continue to live actively in their home, and community.

  • Ivan is always keen to try new recipes and feels confident to cook with the support of Golden City Support Services.

A slow cooker made it easy

Cooking has always been difficult for Ivan. “It wasn’t easy to learn how to cook,” he said. “Until I purchased a slow cooker.” “I’ve cooked a roast, a chicken and tonight I am cooking pickled

  • Golden City Support Services is a myaged care provider, offering home and community support for frail aged and people with dementia.

Volunteering at the Great Stupa

Joe volunteers at The Great Stupa. Joe contributed to the construction of a large lantern called “Burning the Bad” for the recent Festival of Lights. On the night of the festival, people wrote their ‘bad

  • Creative Links is a hub where individuals meet and are supported to connect with their interests in the community, at Golden City Support Services.

Creative Links

Members of Creative Links are trying out new activities and meeting new people. Volunteering at a home for older people; attending a painting course at a commercial art gallery; joining a knitting group at the

  • Friday lunch

Catching up for lunch every Friday

Elaine looks forward to Friday lunch. Not only does she enjoy skipping cooking, she catches up with her friends. The Friday social lunch group have been meeting together every Friday lunch for two years, and

  • Creative Links, a Golden City Support Services program, which helps people to connect people to their interests in the community.

Volunteering

David is one of over 100 volunteers at Uniting AgeWell. He started volunteering with the support of Creative Links, a Golden City Support Services program, which helps people to connect people to their interests in

  • With support from her Golden City Support Services support team Melissa was able to overcome barriers in the community so she could run her business.

Doing Business

Melissa Gordon-Cooke’s small business “Mels Munchies” has been operating for several years now. One of Mel’s favourite parts of any workday is counting the earnings and banking her proceeds. Over quite a few months, Mel

  • Wayne had never painted before. With the support of his Golden City Support Services Support Coordinator, he tried something new.

Find out something new

Wayne’s advice to anyone who is invited to try something new is; “Give it a go.” He never knew that he could paint. It is a new passion that gets him up every day. “Before

  • Ross is trying out new activities and meeting new people. He has choice in his life with his NDIS plan, with Golden City Support Services.

Choice to change

It happens to all of us – sometimes the same routine stops giving us challenges and meaning, and we are ready to try something new. Ross, a man with a disability, has been attending the

  • Tam was inspired to learn how to cook. With her support person from Golden City Support Services she now enjoys cooking for her friends.

Cooking to share

Tam’s housemate Paula inspired her to start cooking. “When I came around for a sleepover she was baking,” says Tam, a young woman with a disability, who recently celebrated her 21st birthday. With her support

  • Communication is key to knowing someone well and is the foundation of Golden City Support Services support.

Shopping and Auslan

Can you imagine going shopping without being able to ask anyone a question, or hear his or her answer? Communication is important for everyone to express what is important to others and in return

  • Creative Links explores what people are interested in and connects them with people and opportunities that extend those interests.

Where could your interest lead?

Creative Links explores what people are interested in and connects them with people and opportunities that extend those interests. Lee-Ellen is someone who has great organising and scheduling skills. At Creative Links, Lee-Ellen talked about

  • Your mental health is important. Golden City Support Services has 4 tips for you to care for you mental health each day.

Care for your mental health

Your mental health is important. “How each of us care for our mental health is different,” says Ian McLean CEO of Golden City Support Services Golden City Support Services is a provider of community based

  • Meet Me at the Gallery is a monthly event for people in the early to mid stages of dementia, hosted by Golden City Support Services and the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Create a fresh outlook

It was later in life that Jan first got to truly do what she loves, painting. “I remember my introduction to art at school,” Jan shares. “It was on the first day. We were given