As the Greater Sydney area moved into the third week of lockdown of 2021, the Accommodation Services Team in the Illawarra decided something needed to be done, as we could see that both residents and staff were starting to feel stuck and isolated in their homes and missing their families, friends and their normal routine. So we hatched a plan: a great circuit breaker to keep everyone busy and having fun. The Disability Trust houses across the region would be given weekly challenges to complete.
The program has proved to be a phenomenal success and continues to provide a ray of sunshine through an otherwise mediocre time. We have:
“All of the entries are testament to the resilience and fortitude of our residents and the commitment and creativity of our teams. It was particularly pleasing to see how each team worked hard to include all of the residents in the challenges and made adjustments to ensure everyone’s talent had a chance to shine. This is what we love to do, ensuring that our residents have fulfilled and rewarding lives.”
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