Your plan could include taking a break, social outings and holidays by accessing Getaways by The Bridge Connects. Activities are available for groups or individuals and are always lots of fun!
Individual in-home or tailored community-based support can also be provided. Many of these services have certain criteria that need to be met, which may include:
living in a particular Local Government Area
having a carer over the age of 60.
Getaways can send you regular information so that you’ll always know what exciting trips are coming up next.
This is a great way to have a fun day out with others. We are always looking for new things to do, so please let us know your ideas!
If you feel like a little more relaxation and excitement… our very popular weekends away take you on adventures far and wide, giving you amazing experiences and fun times.
In the past we’ve gone to:
And we’re adding new destinations all the time. Let us know where you would like to go!
I was a bit worried when my Mum and my family started talking about me going away overnight with Connects, as I had only ever been away with my sisters and parents. Mum was also worried about how I would cope being away from the family, as well as the people supporting me on these trips.
Once I went away for the first time I enjoyed myself so much that I was looking forward to the next time. People who know me well say that my confidence has improved remarkably and I have become more outgoing. I always come home and have lots of stories to tell the family about my time away. It has also benefited my family because it has given them the confidence that I will be OK and cope when the time comes that my parents can no longer look after me and also giving them time to do their own things knowing that I am having a great time.
I have enjoyed every activity I have been on; I don’t know which my favourite is. The weekends away are so much fun and the support workers are fantastic and it pleases my family to see me so happy and relaxed. I wonder where my next weekend away will be.