"Providing real experiences which are parallel to traditional community respite."

Empowered Holidays Disability Services

Want a break from everyday life?  Thinking of more than a boring hotel in town?  Want to see more of the world?

The world is becoming more accessible and inclusive to people just like you and Empowered Holidays can assist you to have a getaway in the way that you choose.  Maybe you’ve planned a dream holiday, but it can become your reality. Empowered offers supported holidays at different locations around Australia every month. Full of fun, relaxation, laughter, exploring, sightseeing, photography and mateship and of course with trained and experienced Empowered support staff, you can relax knowing your support needs will be met. Some of our previous destinations have included Byron Bay, Forster, Sydney and Port Macquarie.  

The best part, you are the travel consultant, you decide where, when, what and why! Empowered encourages participants to be the biggest part of the planning process and everyone gets to choose what they want, from rest and relaxation to adrenaline and adventure and everywhere in between.  A true break from everyday life, building capacity and having a ton of fun!  

Empowered can make sure all the supports are in place to ensure you have the holiday of your dreams.  Supported Accommodation can be used to fund the support behind a holiday and can be a great alternative to respite. It’s up to you on how you wish to be supported and your Empowered support team can guide you from start to finish.  We have organised cruises, train trips, adventure holidays and resort relaxation getaways. How you holiday is only limited by your imagination! So, whether it’s a quick overnight trip by yourself or a week-long holiday amongst new friends, get thinking and Empowered can help you make it happen.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a travel consultant, have a chat to your Empowered support workers, get planning and researching, and you could be responsible for adding to our growing calendar of favourite holiday destinations.  

NOTE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

When Empowered Community Services first registered with the NDIS our main focus of service was community access. It wasn’t until a colleague mentioned that several participants were interested in going on a supported holiday that I became aware you could use your NDIS funding for a supported getaway.

Our first holiday was quite large as we took six participants and two Supports Workers to Byron Bay. The holiday was a success and ran without a hitch. The guys had an amazing time making new friends, visiting several theme parks and building their capacity through different means.

As we moved in to this area our knowledge of holiday supports started to grow and we’ve continued to provide holidays on a regular basis. In 2020 we are looking forward to providing this opportunity for more participants who previously may not have had access to holiday supports.

Looking forward to seeing you on one of our upcoming holidays!

Jonathon Power
Managing Director

"One of the most rewarding moments I’ve had as a Managing Director happened directly after our second holiday to Forster. A stakeholder called me directly, barely able to contain her tears as she thank us for taking a participant on their first holiday in 30 years."

Morton Island Cruise

Cost: $400 + NDIS Supports

Tasmania - PO Cruise

Cost: $400 + NDIS Supports

Melbourne

Starting on: January 24, 2020
Cost: $300 per person + NDIS supports

Dubbo

Starting on: February 21, 2020
Cost: $200 + NDIS Supports

Nelson Bay

Starting on: March 27, 2020
Cost: $250 + NDIS Supports

Coffs Harbour

Starting on: April 24, 2020
Cost: $250 per person + NDIS Supports

Sydney Vivid Festival

Starting on: May 22, 2020
Cost: $250 per person + NDIS Supports

Port Macquarie

Starting on: July 24, 2020
Cost: $200 per person + NDIS Supports

Byron Bay

Starting on: October 23, 2020
Cost: $400 + NDIS Supports

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