Proudly Productive is an environment where team members feel at ease and are motivated to learn essential life, social and employment skills. Once developed, these skills could result in a move into paid employment or could be used to turn a hobby into a social enterprise, setting up their own little boutique business. This would allow them to sustain the hobby and give it some higher purpose and meaning adding to the sense of achievement.
Team members are supported, with visual aids/checklists to help practice and master skills and achieve success. We can accommodate a variety of communication needs, including having a qualified Auslan Interpreter on staff. To book a place at Proudly Productive,take a look at our Enrolment and Transition Policy if you think we are the right place for you then give us a call. Before enrolling we assess the team member’s suitability. Team members are required to have a high level of self control and the cognitive ability to control their behaviour to participate safely in our program.
Income from the sale of items created in our workshop goes back into the shop to buy the materials used e.g. paint, fabric, wool, felting needles, etc. Team members do not get a wage, however, any profits are used to pay for special outings and experiences that enhance social skills identified.
Our goal is to support individuals to increase independence and confidence in all aspects of life. This can include transport training, recreational goals, social, employment and community participation development.
From time to time we offer craft workshops to the general community, enhancing the community spirit and making sure we create an inclusive environment. Proudly Productive is a safe, happy social place where young adults can transition from school into the community free from anxiety and pressure. Learning essential life skills that will build independence and confidence.
Proudly Productive caters for young adults from 12-25 years.
(Tuesdays we can accommodate over 25's )
We also offer limited places for school students during the school holidays. Visit our Facebook page to view many more videos of team members participating in activities.
Proudly Productive is very different from the larger workshops and welcome people to call and book a tour, it is the best way to get a clear understanding of how we operate.