Day Services

What are Day Services?

Day services provide activities for a group of people to enhance community and social participation. This may include skill development and recreation. Group based services adopt the principles of self-direction by working with each person to tailor supports that meet their preferences to the greatest extent possible within their allocated resources.

Supports or activities may be:

  • provided directly by a day service provide (either within a facility operated by the provider or at other locations in the community), or
  • organised by the day service provider but delivered by another services (such as a swimming program at the local pool).

In order to respond to service user requests, or as opportunities arise, some group activities may take place outside standard business hours – within the capacity of the provider to flexibly adjust staffing and other resources. Participation by a group of people with similar interest in the activity may be required to make such activities cost effective.

For more information

More information about day services can be found in Chapter 7 of the Individual support package handbook.

Contact information

Disability Intake and Response Service
1800 783 783
TTY: 1800 008 149
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