Meaningful Activities in Partnership (MAP)
Meaningful Activities in Partnership (MAP) is a service for people with disabilities to engage in areas of interest to them. Gellibrand provides staffing to facilitate involvement in MAP, but all attendees need to contribute funding to cover staffing costs. The sessions currently run from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, but can run at any time given sufficient numbers.
The majority of our MAP sessions operate out of the Clearwood Drive Reserve in Truganina and our Thursday pampering session meets in Altona.
So, if you are interested in photography, cooking, bowling, literacy or any other area, give us a call and we’ll see how we can best support you.
Hours of Operation
MAP runs for 50 weeks per year. This allows you to enjoy more of the sessions you choose and provides greater flexibility. Gellibrand would like to work with you to develop the supports and support hours that work for you. Programs can be facilitated at any time of the day as determined by the level of interest from participants.
Once you are part of MAP you will have just two points of contact.
Your Session Leader: They design, run and manage the session with input from you. These are the people that you will spend most of your time with at MAP. They have a particular interest and skills in the area of your session. Your Session Leader brings their own unique skills and experiences to share with you at your sessions.
MAP Manager: They pop in occasionally to enjoy the sessions with you. The MAP Manager provides all the resources you need for your session and makes sure the session leaders are trained and supported. The MAP Manager can be contacted at any time and will meet with you regularly to chat about how your sessions are going.
How do I become a client of MAP?
Contact the MAP Manager and make a time to come out and visit MAP and take part in some sessions. If you like what you see then we can discuss your support needs and agree on related costs. We will collect some information from you, to ensure we can support you well – and then you will be good to start!
Partnering with you to achieve:
- A homely, relaxed and personal environments
- A cost effective service through sharing of supports
- Flexible sessions
- The development of new friendships
- New experiences
- Greater decision making between yourself and your Session Leader
- A greater range of activities available to you
- A successful boutique services directed by you and your direct support staff
- Fun and Friendships
- Skill Development
Current MAP clients are based in the following suburbs