Frequently Asked Questions
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Our courses are currently open to young adults 18-26 with a mild intellectual disability. Participants must be able to toilet themselves and manage their own medication if they’re required to take anything during the course. They must be able to manage themselves in a group situation and be eager to learn. Sometimes we’ll go on excursions, so being able to use public transport and an Opal card is necessary. Parents or carers or support workers are welcome to drop off and pick up, but they can’t stay for the duration of the course.
Our courses are held at the Community Hall at St Matthew’s Anglican Church on the corner of Lord Street and Botany Road at Botany (1331 Botany Road). There is parking on site and there are two bus stops within a block of the community hall on Botany Road. The hall and bathrooms are fully accessible.
I’m Christine. I started A Slice Of Life when I was working as a Local Area Coordinator because I was really disappointed at the lack of good choices for young adults to learn life skills in a fun, supportive, empowering environment. I can see ability in everyone and I want to bring out the best in you. I want you to be proud of your abilities and have dignity in all that you do and achieve.
I engage tutors and support workers who hold the same high standards as I do when it comes to service and support.
We all have conducted police checks and hold current first aid qualifications.
We do everything we can to make sure our courses are affordable but don’t want to cut any corners when it comes to safety and our duty of care. We take our responsibility very seriously. The costs for our programs are all included in the information sheets. All programs must be paid in full seven days before the course starts.
If you are self managed or plan managed through the NDIS, you can use CB Social & Community (Core) or CB Social & Community (Capacity) funding.
If you realise that you can’t attend the whole course after you’ve booked and paid in full, please let us know immediately.
Our policy is that if you cancel 90 days or more before the course starts, you will get a full refund or credit towards another course. If you cancel 30 -89 days before the course starts, you will get a 50% refund or 60% credit towards another course. If you cancel 7-29 days before the course starts, you will receive a 25% refund or 35% credit towards another course. If you cancel less than 7 days before the course starts, we are unable to offer a refund but will give you a 15% discount off another course.
If you are unable to attend one class, unfortunately, we are unable to offer make up classes.
Yes. The most important of which are:
- You must be able to attend the course without the aid of a carer.
- You must be able to manage in group situations that can sometimes be noisy.
- You must be able to use the toilet on your own.
- You must be able to administer any medication required while you’re at the course without assistance.
- You must arrive on time, clean, neat and tidy.
- Bully, aggression and intolerance of others will not be accepted.
For a full list of our requirements, please click here to download. (INSERT LINK)
All participants must sign a document to acknowledge their agreement to these requirements before they start every course.
No. This course is all about you. You’ll learn new skills, make friends and increase your independence.
You’re welcome to bring along a friend or family member to attend the same course as you, but they must also meet the criteria and be 18-26 years old with a mild intellectual disability.
Our courses are held in the Community Hall at St Matt’s Anglican Church, 1331 Botany Road, Botany. There is parking on site and two bus stops very close by on Botany Road.
To plan your trip via public transport, you can follow this link and just enter your home address and the address of St Matt’s.
Yes. We ask everyone to arrive 30 minutes before we start so you have time to rest, relax and get ready to participate. If you need time out during the course, just ask your tutor and we’ll make sure you have some quiet space to re-group.
If you’re attending one of the cooking courses, you’ll be lucky enough to eat what you cook.
If you’re attending one of the other courses, you can either bring your own lunch or you can arrange to buy a meal from the people doing the cooking classes if there is one running at the same time.
There are cafes nearby, but we’d prefer you to stay on site for the duration of the class.
There are glasses and cold water, tea and coffee and a fridge in case you want to bring a drink from home and keep it cold.
As long as you tell us you have allergies, we will modify our recipes to ensure that you’re not at risk.
The key is that you must tell us!
With the recent heightened concern over health and hygiene, we want to assure you that we’re committed to maintaining strict hygiene practices to keep everyone safe.
We ask participants that they don’t attend when they’re feeling unwell. Our tutors and support workers also won’t attend if they’re unwell.
We will provide all sanitising requirements and will require regular hand washing and thorough cleaning of all cooking, eating and drinking implements after use.
If you have concerns over health and hygiene, please contact your course tutor or Christine.