CALM - Camps Activities Leisue with Melbacc
Camps, Activities, Leisure with Melbacc (CALM)
This program assists people with a disability, acquired brain injury or sensory disability, who live with a carer, to maintain an individual’s ability to live at home and in the community.
By providing a planned program of activities directed at enhancing the skills required for daily living and providing physical, intellectual, emotional and social stimulation and interaction.
The program also provides opportunities for carers to take a well earned break from their caring role to pursue their own interests and hobbies or to just catch up with other family members and friends.
Consumers are physically independent
as well as independent with own personal care or require minimal supervision to maintain good hygiene practices and do not require specialist behavioural
intervention strategies, or other types of specialist care in order to participate in
Client – Staff Ratios: 2 - 8
Consumers do not require assistance with manual handling to access the community but may require assistance with personal care (usually toileting, eating, and mobility) in order to participate in activities. May
require specific health management
procedures carried out by Melbacc staff members.
Client – Staff Ratios: 2- 4 or 5
How to access: Bookings will be taken via Melbacc Respite Services.
A Priority of Access Tool will be used to support the access process.
Camp Costs: Shared cost of food & accommodation by all participants plus individual entry and spending money.
Where: Ballarat, Port Arlington, Phillip Island,
Marysville and others.
When: 3 camps Annually.
Labor Day, Queens Birthday & Melbourne Cup
Eligible people cannot access camps or
activities (CALM) when they are booked into
facility based overnight respite .
Activity Costs: Includes entry & food costs except where noted to provide picnic. Extra for spending money.
Where: Melbourne Show, Moomba,
Djerriwarrh Festival, Regional festivals,
Geelong, Twilight Zoo, Day at Williamstown
Beach, Dinner & Movies.
When: Monthly, February - December.
Check calendar of events.
Annual participant Planning & Pizza day to
develop following year’s calendar of events
occurs every December.
Transport: Is provided from three meeting
points in two separate areas.
2. Northern – Sunbury area
3. Western – Werribee area
Eligibility: Adults aged 18 to 65 years, who live with a carer. People who experience an intellectual, physical, sensory disability or acquired brain injury and who do not require individual support to access the community and require nil or minimal support with personal care.
People who reside in the North West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.