It’s your future

The Bridge Connects is your pathway to great learning opportunities, new friends and new skills. We’ll help you find the services that are right for you. We provide services, information and resources to people with disability and their families while helping people to connect with our community and – most importantly – have fun!

Your feedback is important to us.

The feedback you provide through our annual survey assists us to assess how well we are delivering our services, support and program activities. Below are the links to our 2016 surveys: one for family/carers and one for participants. If you or the person you care for currently uses our services please click on the appropriate link to complete the survey.

Connects FAMILIES and CARERS Survey             Connects PARTICIPANT Survey

 

Please note that the survey closes on 16 December 2016.

 

 

Become a volunteer

The Bridge Connects has been supporting people with a disability and their families over 40 years. Our valuable volunteers contribute their time and skills to helping people with a disability succeed, grow and learn. Connects has many opportunities for people who wish to join us in helping others achieve their goals.

Volunteering with Connects is a rewarding way to make a difference in someone's life, including your own.

Call 8710 8555 to find out how to register as a volunteer with The Bridge Connects.

 

Participants from The Bridge Connects Douglas Street and Callander Road, interviewed for a World News story with SBS.

 

Interviews were held with Rav, Ben and Karl and Fiona Curran, Connects Area Manager, about the Sailability program run by The Boatshed at Albert Park Lake in partnership with Yachting Victoria. The story features Connects participants being supported to sail, as well as sailing independently.

Connects have been attending Saliability at Albert Park Lake since 2009 and as you will see on SBS World News, they thoroughly enjoy the sense of freedom, confidence and independence learning to sail has given each and every one of them. Supported by great volunteers, the program runs in over 23 sites Victoria wide and not only gives individuals a recreational outlet, but helps them develop new skills and the ability to sail unassisted on Albert Park Lake.

Watch the SBS story here

After the segment aired on SBS, Rav said “I was so excited to be interviewed, but nervous too…. I though Abby (the SBS journalist) may fall of the pier at one stage!” Rav giggled… “I felt so proud after seeing it on TV, we taped it, and my brother came over especially for dinner and we watched it again!”

 

 


International Day of People with Disability

Flyer for the International Day of People with Disability FeteThis Friday the 2nd of December, there will be a fete to mark the International Day of People with Disability, held at Greg Clydesdale Square, 97 South Gippsland highway, Cranbourne from 10.30am to 2pm. There'll be face painting, market stalls and music.

You can download a flyer for the event.