Everyone has lost some essential contact during the COVID-19 restrictions, but it has hit participants in IMPACT Community Services' disability programs hard. Some of their vital group meet-ups had to be cancelled to comply with lock-down regulations.

But Roz Blood, NDIS Coordinator with IMPACT is happy to announce the resumption of several popular regular peer group activities.

From today (Monday, June 1) Rob's Shed will be re-opening for all the eager carpenters who make use of the facilities to practice their woodworking skills. The sessions will be run to comply with social distancing rules and strictly monitored for the safety of all concerned.

“It will be the same Rob's Shed, but modified and adapted to ensure everyone's safety and wellbeing,” Roz said.

And from Tuesday, the popular Fitness for Fun exercise sessions will resume, but these will be held outdoors to better comply with social distancing regulations.

“We'll be outside in the wonderful Alexandra Park, near the zoo,” Roz said.

Also restarting is the mental health peer support group Cooee, which will be held at Independence House.

All the groups are at full capacity and Roz's team will be working hard on the logistics to make sure that all the necessary social distancing and hygiene regulations are followed.

The NDIS essential services have remained in place, such as one-to-one home visits, and they've managed to keep the majority of these going except for those which had no alternative, such as Rob's Shed.

To find out more about IMPACT’s NDIS offering call 4153 4233.