|Impact Leisure Services|
Impact Leisure Services (ILS) is a division of Impact that provides leisure and recreation services and supported holiday opportunities to people with a disability. These services are fee for service as Impact does not receive government funding to provide these services.
ILS aims to promote respite through recreation and leisure. Impact believes that people with disability should be able to participate in and experience the same leisure and holiday opportunities as the broader community.
Services provided by ILS are available throughout Victoria, to people with a disability, aged over 16 years.
ILS offers an extensive program throughout the year, incorporating:
Holidays are provided to cater for all support needs and classified:
Low support holidays will have a maximum of 6 participants, supported by two support workers, thereby providing a 1:3 ratio.
We can also ‘tailor make’ a holidays to meet specific needs/interest groups or an for an individual.
What is included in ILS holidays?
Included in the cost of the holiday are:
How do I get involved with Impact Leisure Services?
Impact Social ClubThe Social Club is an evening social activity for all participants of Impact Support Services. At the Social Club we provide a range of activities and encourage people to meet new people, catch up with friends and enjoy a party atmosphere.
We hope to see you there!PLEASE NOTE: New Social Club participants need to contact Impact staff before attending. Individuals who require high support needs will need to be accompanied by a support worker. If you are unsure, please call Impact on (03) 9568 6144 for more information.
Funded Respite Program
Impact's Funded Respite Program provides respite and social support through holiday and respite opportunities. It is funded through the Department of Human Services (DHS). It is available to people:
1. Aged between 16 - 64 years
2. Eligible under the Disability Act 2006
3. Live in the Eastern, Southern or Northern/Western Metropolitan Regions
4. Reliant upon an unpaid carer and living in the same private residence.
People participating in the Funded Respite Program can choose a support option which best meets their identified needs, support requirements and interests. People are requested to discuss their options by contacting the Impact Leisure Services Co-ordinator at the Oakleigh Office.
What have other people said about the Impact Leisure Services?
The feedback from our participants is almost always highly praising, and we seldom have clients who don't enjoy their participation in the program and their involvement in the trips.
“I have found the staff to be most professional, encouraging & friendly.
Congratulations on a great service.”
“Thank you all the team at Impact.
Thank you for giving John a great weekend and
thank you for providing us with a much needed break."