Activities Centre for people with disabilities, mental illness and community

The Grove Monthly Activity Calendar

  The Grove opened in November 2018.

WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY – FRIDAY BETWEEN 9AM – 2PM .

Visitors to The Grove pay $5.00 or contact our office to discuss a yearly membership that may be claimable directly from NDIS*

 + any contribution toward specific activities or events e.g. cooking, discos, pizza night. There is a small charge for tea, coffee and drinks also.

 All clients are required to have a support worker with them at all times. If you wish to access ‘The Grove’ independently you will need to contact us to discuss.

Calendar of Events

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

S Sun

1 event,

Featured -

Games day

1 event,

Featured -

Zumba with Ann

2 events,

Featured -

Jam Session

2 events,

Featured -

Bingo

2 events,

Featured -

BBQ Burgers

0 events,

1 event,

2 events,

2 events,

3 events,

Featured -

Jam Session

3 events,

4 events,

Featured -

BBQ Burgers

2 events,

Featured -

Walking Hockey

0 events,

1 event,

Featured -

Wearable Art

2 events,

Featured -

MusicAbiltiy

2 events,

Featured -

Jam Session

2 events,

Featured -

Ten Pin Bowling

2 events,

Featured -

Cook Up Day

Featured -

Zumba with Susie

1 event,

Featured -

Walking Hockey

0 events,

1 event,

Featured -

Wearable Art

2 events,

Featured -

Kinetic Sand

Featured -

MusicAbiltiy

3 events,

Featured -

Jam Session

Featured -

Glass Painting

4 events,

Featured -

Ten Pin Bowling

Featured -

Bake Up

2 events,

Featured -

BBQ Burgers

Featured -

Zumba with Susie

1 event,

Featured -

Walking Hockey

0 events,

1 event,

Featured -

Wearable Art

2 events,

Featured -

MusicAbiltiy

2 events,

Featured -

Jam Session

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

Featured Featured

Games day

Featured Featured

Bingo

Featured Featured

Bake Up

Gnomies
Gnomies

Our Gnomies came about as our clients wanted to have a mascot for our activities centre ‘The Grove’ . They came up with the concept and wanted to highlight different disabilities so we contacted the amazing Donna Sharam who brought the gnomies to life.

Introducing (from left to right) our Gnomie family –

‘Gnomeo’ who has Autism

Geri Gnomess’ who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair (named after actress Geri Jewell who has cerebral palsy)

Sherlock Gnomes’ who is vision impaired and his assistance dog ‘Mr Black Dog’ (to represent mental health) &

Marlee Gnomes’ who was born deaf and has a hearing aid and communicates using Auslan (Australian sign language) (named after actress Marlee Matlin who is deaf). 

Watch this space for some amazing merchandise coming soon
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📌Reminder. We are Closed Tuesday 9th for the Show Public Holiday. 🎡Our office and The Grove will be closed for the public holiday Tuesday 9th July 🎡 Don't miss Frank Finger from Muster Dogs and his dogs Annie, Lucifer and Lucky when they visit us this Friday 5th at 10am 🤩 or see them at the show ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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COVID SAFE

COVID-19 rules still apply. Physical Distancing | Hand Hygiene | Stay at Home if Unwell.

This means no hugs, handshakes etc. 1.5m apart where possible. Please respect peoples personal space and remind clients how important this is.

Activities will  be individual or well-spaced apart and we will be cleaning items and areas after use.

Goes without saying, there is washing of hands on arrival and departure and if you or a client are unwell you cannot attend and should get tested.

Everyone needs to sign in, including the time and time out. Staff or support person need to check in via the Check in Qld app and show green tick as all supporting staff are required to be vaccinated as per the Qld Health Directive. 

We have completed a COVID safe checklist.

HISTORY

OUR GOAL

To build an ACTIVITIES CENTRE for people with disabilities and /or mental illness and community use on our land at 11 Grove Street, Atherton.

Tableland Community Link (TCL) is a not for profit organisation in the small community of Atherton in North Queensland. TCL provides support on an individual basis and in group settings for people with disabilities and/or mental illness to have opportunities that increase their connection and sense of belonging within their community.

This includes all types of community options that compliment a holistic lifestyle. The support is negotiated between the person with the disability and/or advocate and the service. Support Workers direct their efforts towards increasing the independence of the person with the ultimate aim of complete community interconnection wherever possible.

Our wish is that people with disabilities are welcomed, valued, accepted and have a genuine sense of belonging within their community. People with disabilities have the same rights as other community members in regards to everyday life experiences, opportunities and responsibilities. They also have a lot to offer if they are given the opportunity to link into their community. We provide the support to bridge the gap between their ambitions and dreams and the barriers that society (often unwittingly) put before them.

OUR VISION

To provide a dedicated space for marginalised people in the community to have a social life and practice self-expression. We have already proven the idea works using premises that have proven to be unsuitable for the long term.

WHY?

TCL realised there was very limited opportunity for clients to gather together, with disability access for group activities. In 2009 after lots of research and thought we distributed a local survey to gauge the community’s response and input to the idea of an activities room – the project was named Tic Tac Toe. The overwhelming response was positive. Planning commenced, however lack of available funding halted progress.

Through the process of the survey and advertising our intentions, TCL was gifted a room from Lions in the old primary school that is currently being used as an Activities Room. It has been highly successful. Clients enjoy music sessions, movie days, art and crafts and group meetings. With assistance from their support workers they conduct their own monthly meetings and discuss and plan activities they want to do and be involved with in their community. Other organisations that support people with disabilities or mental health issues in our community have also been invited to utilise it.

The validity of the idea has been tested and successful. Now the issue is space. When all