Social, Recreation and Community Participation

Our programs give people with disability the opportunity to be involved in their community and enjoy a range of meaningful, social, recreational and leisure activities.

The services and programs focus on:

  • Skills development - shopping, cooking, budgeting
  • Adult education - photography and computer skills
  • Taking part in the community
  • Assistance with achieving your goals and aspirations
Participants are also offered the choice to customise and create programs to suit their needs. We also offer centre based group, one-on-one programs or small group programs.

At Westhaven we encourage community participation for people with disability.

Some of the areas you can achieve in are:

  • Swimming and water aerobics for fitness
  • Horse riding with friends is therapeutic and fun
  • Tenpin bowling for great hand-eye coordination and a fun activity with friends and the community
  • Computer skills for improving the way you communicate
  • Painting and craft activities to aid in self expression and to improve fine motor skills
  • Supports with similar interests and skills in the area you would like to learn or develop
  • Community weekly walks
NDIS Support

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will fund the reasonable and necessary disability supports to enable participants to engage in community life and at home.

Anyone who has a current NDIS package can contact Westhaven directly to discuss how we may support you.

If you do not have an NDIS plan please contact the NDIA and request access to start the eligibility process for the scheme.

Please contact Westhaven if you would like more information on the process and advice on the best pathway for you or your family member.

Phone: 02 6882 7188 or visit our NDIS advsory coordinators at 85 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo.

Fun Activities

Take up painting, horse riding, dancing, or any other interest that you would like to pursue. We can assist you to do it all by yourself, or you can have fun out with friends. 

Sport and Recreation

You can take part in our weekly Zumba, aqua aerobics and swimming classes, annual sports days, cricket and Gungee Origin footy matches. Being active not only assists you to stay fit and healthy but you can also make new friends with similar interests.  

Life skills


If you'd like to learn how to cook, go shopping or learn the best way for you to get about town, then we can support you to achieve these goals. We can assist you in learning how to use technology such as your phone or computer to make your life easier, or so you can stay in touch with friends.

Our Programs

The group programs we provide in Dubbo are suitable for:

  • Young people about to leave school, or have left school within the past two years. It's not a problem if you work part time.
  • Adults who are living with a disability and are not working or studying full-time.

Come See Us

When we’re not out and about in the community, we host our activities and programs in the following locations:

  • 62 Bultje Street, Dubbo
  • 6 & 8 Quinn Street, Dubbo

You are most welcome to drop in to check out where our activities and programs happen.