Overton House in Muswellbrook is all about giving you the skills you need to live your best life.
We offer a wide range of program and services for all ages and will work with you to tailor services to meet your needs that will ultimately give you greater independence.
Overton House helps you to:
Have positive relationships
Feel a sense of belonging
Retain individual autonomy
Have active involvement in decision-making
Actively engage with the community
To use your strengths in ways that provide a challenge
Be proud and being able to make a contribution.
At Overton House, we can try removing some of the barriers you may face to living the life you want, such as:
- Negative attitudes that view disability as a tragedy, and people with disability as dependent
- Service models that congregate people and segregate them from community
- Individualised support that acts as a paid friend rather than as a life facilitator, and
- Risk management approaches that deprive people of ordinary opportunities.
Services and Programs
Community Participation provides an opportunity for young people with a disability to spend time in an age appropriate, supportive environment pursuing creative, recreational and leisure activities.
The program aims to build the capacity and confidence of individual young people to participate and interact with other people in positive ways in different settings.
Individual plans are created to integrate home and community involvements, maintain or develop everyday living skills and increase independence. Community participation delivers customised activities focusing on the young persons individual interests, goals and needs.
All Stars Event
All Stars Week is held each year to provide the people who live with a disability, an opportunity to participate in workshops including drama, dancing and movement where they build and put into practice various skills to showcase in the finale performance. After five days bonding, learning new skills and polishing their acts, everyone is then ready for the main event, generally held on a Saturday night – All Stars!
Overton House can also provide support for people through:
Social and recreational activities