'Rob's Shed' is one of the most popular NDIS workshops at IMPACT Community Services, so much so that in order to accommodate a growing interest in woodworking IMPACT has created a new course. 

The new woodworking group will be open to NDIS participants who will be able learn the basics of woodworking in a friendly, social environment.

Woodworking is known for its positive effects on mental health and function.  This course, which runs on Wednesdays over an eight-week period, is also a great way to meet new people who have similar interests and learn new skills along the way.

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“We know woodworking is great therapy for people with anxiety and mental health issues and it's perfect for NDIS participants,” IMPACT’s NDIS Coordinator Roz Blood said.

“The course will teach beginner's skills and the basics.

“Participants will get to build three projects; a cheese board, planter box and garden bench.”

Experienced tradie at helm

The course will be run by Andrew Lloyd who also helps in the shed.

Andrew is an experienced tradie who made a career change into disability support and loves the work he's doing.

“Rob's Shed is more a social format and participants work on group projects like dog kennels, chairs or large benches,” Roz said.

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“The skills you learn in this course you can replicate at home on your own.”

At the moment the course can only accommodate three people with current staff-to-student ratios but if it proves popular that could change in the future.

Course starts soon

The course starts Wednesday, October 28 and will run each Wednesday for eight weeks (ending December 16).

The sessions will run from 9am to midday.

Course requirements:

  • Steel toe capped shoes
  • A $20 fee to cover material costs.

For enquiries go to www.impact.org.au/contact or call IMPACT 4153 4233.