"One thing I love is the weekend programs. It draws participants into the beauty of the Australian nature and the buzz and cultured atmosphere unique to downtown Melbourne; it gives me great pleasure to see the anticipation on our participants’ faces, that says "I can't wait to go out!" - Esther
Joyful Aged and Ability Services is based in Ashwood, an inner east suburb in Melbourne. It is about 5 minutes drive from Chadstone shopping centre, and right next to the Holmesglen Station and TAFE.
JOYFUL was founded by Esther in early 2019.
We are a team of experianced and passionate support workers and carers who work with people with disabilities and elderly in a variety of settings. These include children and adults with physical disabilities, global intellectual disabilities and autism, who attend day centres, in-home respite, aged care facilities and weekend respite programs.
We strive to bring joy to families through these weekend programs. It’s a joy for us to do what we love and bring joy to our clients. Seeing their faces beaming with delights when they attend our programs.
We specialize on the needs of teenagers and young adults with autistic or intellectual disability, aged 10+ years to 30+, providing opportunities for them to participate in community, social and recreational activities. These include weekly fun events like Friday night out at the movies, bowling or visits to zoos and farms. Through these outings, we aim to foster friendships between participants, and growing connections between participants and our carers. Most importantly, we aim to have fun!
All staff have completed ID screen checks, working with children’s check and police checks, and are insured with public liabilities, professional indemnities and work cover.