Leisure and Lifestyle Services.

Connect with other people to form new friendships, enjoy activities or share experiences.

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What are leisure and lifestyle services?

Everyone connects in different ways. One thing’s for sure though, we can all enjoy the experience of meeting new people who have similar stories or experiences to our own.

Through finding and getting involved with different leisure and lifestyle activities throughout the community—based on your interests, what you’re comfortable with, and where you live—you can get out and explore the world to connect with new people.

At Guide Dogs we can support you to access social and lifestyle activities through:

  • Working with you to develop strategies so you can independently access activities in the community
  • Identifying an adapted technique or Assistive Technology to increase your independence in performing the activity
  • Guide Dogs social and activity groups.
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What programs and activities are currently available?

The full community and peer groups directory can be downloaded here.

Alternatively, you can check in with your local Guide Dogs organisation for other programs and activities that are available in your area.

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National Directory

AFA is a national, non-profit organisation run by volunteers who have albinism or
been personally touched by albinism in some way. The AFA’s key purpose is to
provide support, education and fellowship to those with albinism, parents of children with albinism as well as their families and friends.

Location: National

When: Various – visit website or Facebook page for further information

Phone: 1300 221 619

Email: membership@albinismaustralia.org

Website: albinismaustralia.org

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/albinismaustralia

We are a group of families exploring ways to bring visual art to life with our young
children who are blind or have low vision. We always love to hear from other families on this quest!

Location: Online

When: Various – visit website for further information

Contact: Via contact form on website

Website: art-play.com.au

Australian Blind Football is an initiative of Blind Sports Australia and is working with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to be the recognised national pathway by for people who are blind or vision impaired to play football for Australia.
There are two versions of the game of blind football. Blind football (B1 or 5 a side
football) is played by athletes who are totally blind. Vision impaired futsal (partially
sighted futsal) is played by athletes who are vision impaired.

Location: Check under state entries for State based teams.

Email: football@blindsportsaustralia.com.au

Website: ausblindfootball.com.au

Blind Golf Australia was formed to promote the game of golf amongst blind and
vision impaired people and to co-ordinate blind golf between the states of Australia.

Contact: David

Phone: 0414 514 575

Email: secbga@gmail.com

Website: blindgolf.com.au

We represent and advocate for Deafblind people around the country. We are
committed to diversity, inclusiveness, self-determination and advocacy. We work to improve supports and services and to empower Deafblind people to be self-determining and self-advocating.

Phone: 0427 006 890

Email: info@deafblind.org.au

Website: deafblind.org.au

Facebook: Deafblind Australia

DGHA is an independent non-profit association of dog guide handlers
and is not affiliated with any dog guide organisation. Our mission is to foster, represent, promote, enhance and protect the interests of Australians who are dog guide handlers. Our key objectives are to draw on the experiences and varied knowledge of our members, to provide peer support, systemic advocacy and information for Dog Guide Handlers throughout Australia. We hold a biennial conference and regular members teleconferences through the year and welcome members to join the DGHA community on Facebook and follow the DGHA Facebook page.

Location: Online

Contact: Greg

Phone: 0408 396 333

Email: dgha@dgha.org.au

Website: dgha.org.au

Facebook: DogGuideHandlersAustralia

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