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Talbot Maker Space is a new community program. It builds on the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre’s Woodwork Program that for 25 years has played a vital part in people’s rehabilitation, sense of purpose and community capacity building.
This expanded workshop and studio initiative is currently developing new programs for NDIS approved participants and others.
The benefits for participants include:
Thanks so much, Maker Space. My client said his first session “Was fantastic!! So fantastic!”, and his wife sent a photo of him with a delighted grin and “Having a wonderful time at Maker Space!”
Through the guided support of Maker Space, my client has resumed previous occupations of working with tools (mechanics and woodwork, etc.) for the first time since developing significant disabilities from several strokes. From an OT perspective, resuming participation in activities that mean so much to him is invaluable for building confidence and supporting progress with other capacity-building goals.
Kate, Occupational Therapist
Tuesday mornings 9am to 12pm
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre – 1 Yarra Blvd, Kew
A dynamic, creative and inclusive program open to all people across the spectrum of cognitive and physical disability. Especially suited to those with high needs. (Support workers may need to be provided in some instances).
A flexible approach will be taken where participants will be guided in making a suite of high-end craft objects to develop skills.
The Talbot Maker Space can accommodate a broad range of artistic and craft-based endeavors.
From this initial program we will develop additional streams to respond to participant needs and nurture their creative endeavors.
These may include workshops and studios in:
As interest arises, we have scope to introduce:
For further information including intake forms please contact:
Maker Space Programs Coordinator
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