Centre for Lifelong Learning

The Jigsaw+ Centre for Lifelong Learning is located at Dunsfold Park.  It is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m for 49 weeks per year.  The Centre provides clients with:

  • Learning support to continue personal development and to access ongoing educational opportunities, eg. Numeracy, Literacy and ICT
  • Employment support to access vocational training and employment opportunities with Jigsaw+ Social Enterprises or other places of employment
  • Wellbeing support to access social, leisure, fitness and therapeutic opportunities.

Learning support workers work closely with clients to create a personal development plan that focuses each client on the identification and achievement of meaningful, individual goals.  The plan is delivered by highly trained and fully supervised support staff working with an average staff/client ratio of 1:1.

life long learning with jigsaw

Curriculum

The Jigsaw+ Centre for Lifelong Learning creates individually designed learning plans for each client by drawing on the appropriate and relevant topics and activities from a comprehensive central curriculum.  The curriculum subdivides into six main categories:

Curriculum Categories

Learning Topics and Activities

Key Skills

Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Emotional Literacy, Communication & Social Skills

Independent Living Skills

Travel Training, Money Management, Shopping, Cooking, Housework, Laundry

Personal Development

Health & Hygiene, Personal Care, Citizenship, Clothing & Fashion

Improving Well-being

Anger & Anxiety Management, Leisure, Exercise & Fitness, Hobbies & Pastimes, Relaxation, Sensory Experiences, Horticulture

Vocational Skills

Workplace skills, Work Preparation, Job Seeking Support, Work Experience, Mainstream Employment Support

Creative & Performing Arts

Music, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Animation, Photography