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Day Options

At Bedford Day Options you can take part in the recreation, leisure and development activities you enjoy.

Day Options run both in house and community based programs to suit individual client needs, interests and personal goals. You can choose anything from improving digital literacy and numeracy skills, creating art and pottery pieces, music, dance or keeping active with swimming or hiking!

We also have really rewarding partnerships and programs with other not-for-profits and volunteer organisations at each of our locations - such as Meals on Wheels, RSPCA and CirKidz.


Bedford provides Day Options services in metro Adelaide at Panorama and Torrensville, with a further four centers in regional South Australia - Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Wallaroo, and Whyalla. Plus, we have a fifth centre now open in Mount Gambier! Each location has activities that are unique to their region, with programs developed that reflect the local community.

We currently have vacancies at each location!

To find out more about what each location has to offer, select your preferred Day Options Centre using the buttons below.

If you prefer to get in contact with us to find out how we can help you to learn new skills, meet new people and experience what our Bedford community has to offer, call or email our friendly team using the buttons at the bottom of the page, or fill out the Expressions of Interest form.

Day Options FAQs

What are Day Options?

Bedford’s Day Options service is a fun and educational program for adults living with a disability that allows people to take part in a range of inclusive activities with like-minded people. We have a community engagement and skill development focus for all our programs.

Where can I participate in day options?

Bedford runs Day Options programs at metro locations in Panorama and Torrensville. In regional South Australia we offer Day Options in Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Wallaroo, Whyalla and Mount Gambier. Each location has activities unique to their region, with programs developed that reflect the local community.

How much does it cost? Is it funded through my NDIS plan?

If your NDIS plan includes Core funding for social and community participation, you can access Bedford’s Day Options service. If you do not have NDIS funding in this area but would like to join in, you can do so by self-funding your supports and services.

For certain activities, there may be a small additional cost, for example to help fund art supplies or groceries for cooking. This will vary with the 12 week program pending on the programs offered.

What is the ratio of Disability Support Workers to clients?

Most of our sites are 1:3 ratio, Mt Gambier and Torrensville are a 1:4 model and the Social Saturdays programs are a 1:5 model. We also support clients through our Day Options and Experiences programs at a 1:1 model if required.

What does a typical day look like?

Each of our centres runs a 12-week program with a wide range of activities such as cooking, art, sewing, sports, gardening, community access, skill development and karaoke! The client has choice and control over the program they select for the 12 weeks.

How many clients attend the sessions?

Each site is very different to their capacity and each day can also vary. The size of the group is often no more than 6-12 clients per day.

What days & times does the program run?

Day Options are run Monday to Friday in 12-week blocks with times varying between locations. Each site's program times vary slightly. Check your preferred location for the correct operating hours.

Do I need to book for the entire 12 weeks?

For Day Options, yes you will need to book for the entire 12-week block as the client will be allocated to a ratio of supports and then own that spot for the next 12 weeks.

What age groups does Day Options cater for?

Bedford’s Day Options are designed for adults over 18 years.

What benefits does the service provide?

Attending sessions allow participants to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun, rewarding experiences. It is also a great way to achieve independence though development of life skills such as cooking or gardening, and learning about computers.

Some of our programs also incorporate rewarding partnerships with other not-for-profits and volunteer organisations such as RSPCA and Meals on Wheels to give back to the local community.

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