Providing support for children/young adults with special needs on a part time or full-time basis, we welcome guests to join our inclusive activity programs and – if parents want to get away for some “retreat time”, just want some time through the day to themselves, or if the person/child is travelling alone, travel with them from Australia and be their support worker for up to 30 days.
Our guests are welcome to join Freyr’s school program and we have access to local carers and nurses who can help provide support also. Please get in contact to discuss individual needs and requirements as there may be some price variation for complex needs and nursing care and/or onsite 24 hour medical support.
Our inclusive program for 2021 is now accepting bookings. Friends of Freyr, an inclusive program for Special Needs and Different Abilities, aims to provide special needs families and individuals an opportunity to have a social and cultural experience of local life in Bali and to visit and participate in activities with our local school program and meet family respite needs. We are a co-collaboration on developing social inclusion and meaningful participation in worthwhile ventures that enrich our experience of life by being IN COMMUNITY with others.
We can assist in supporting parents/carers who need some time out to find some solitude/sanctity for a little while… Kids can come and stay in our dorm room with Freyr and our carers) and join Freyr’s school program at Sunrise School: Mon-Wed (9am to 3.30pm) and Thursday (9am to 1.30pm). Parents can stay also or find a quiet place nearby. We know of several fabulous spots to unwind from Kintamani to Tabanan and Ahmed. We can offer carer support starting in January with our carer if support is needed through as well as for adults with special needs in need of assistance/support (part/full time). Everyone is welcome to join our activities at the bamboo house with building and making crafts from bamboo, recycling and up-cycling… I like to share with others my own vision for living in Revivement Community with my daughter and would like to discuss and create the potential for such a village to exist in Bali/Lombok and also in Australia. I look forward to evolving this idea with others and co-creating events which will enable groups of families to have supported time out and create a wider discussion and platform to make it a tangible reality.
My aim is to provide a space for activities where young people and adults with disabilities feel included and to ease the care burden for parents of special needs children. Through enabling access to inclusive activities and helping build our space, volunteers and guests participate in learning and sharing, music and dance, play-therapies, food-making, and sharing time building and crafting with bamboo. I aim to create a collaborative model which enables my daughter to be part of a sustainable long-term community village co-operative in partnership with a local partner non-profit organisation, other families and organisations. I have a separate website evolving a Vision for inclusive collaborative care and community formation at www.friendsoffreyr.com
If you would like more information about this Revivement Village Project – click on the “more info” link below or send an email request – subject: More Info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Support rates
Rates include all physical support and activity co-ordination and staffing in AUD for non-generalised Personal Support
Special discount for Early Bird payment (24 hour care rate) –
- AUD $520 – 3 days/2 nights
- AUD $1140 – weekly (7 days)
- AUD $5232 – one month (up to 30 days)
Please note, we have distinguished the price of disability assistance and support from the accommodation, meals and activity program below. Currently we are offering a discount for immediate/upfront payment for care services which may be booked flexibly below (I.E. you may adjust your booking with appropriate notice – see our terms and conditions*). Please send a booking request – subject: Booking Request to Friendsoffreyr@gmail.com
*Bookings may be altered/rescheduled up until 7 days prior to scheduled arrival date (except in the case of a natural disaster – in which case a full reschedule will be available – even if the booking has commenced).
Accommodation, Inclusive Program and Meals
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We have a kids dorm with 4 bunk beds. NB. The dorm is not yet wheelchair-accessible but we hope to have accessibility to the first floor of our bamboo house completed by March 2021 where we have a partitioned wheel-chair suitable bed/ sleeping area (double bed) for guests.
Freyr’s Bamboo Home – Denpasar, Bali.
Scheduled activities include bamboo-building and craft, cob (earth and straw) building, eco-brick (repurposed plastic), cooking natural food and pizza-making. Our day programs and overnight camps are run at Freyr’s Bamboo Home in Denpasar, 15min from Seminyak Beach.
Want to join us?
As a support worker, I have an Australian ABN and am registering also with Hireup and Mable and can provide personal care, one-on-one support with daily-life activities. I can spend up to two weeks with the client in their home prior to travel to familiarise aspects of daily living. I am happy to help also with arranging activity plans, organising accommodation, transport, tours and travel. I especially enjoy product sourcing and connecting with local families for potential opportuneur/innovative small business partnership formation/s (for small trade and market stall businesses for people with special needs).
I have 17 years experience with special needs raising my daughter who has intellectual disability and traits of autism, she is non verbal and loves music, tactile play (sand especially) and being in water. I also have experience supporting a gentleman with Cerebral Palsy (an NZ computer programmer who types with his toe and has 2 wonderful children) and ran my own massage business in Cairns for 6 years. We have spent the last nearly 4 years living in Bali/Indonesia and have been building a house here. My daughter attends a special school program and I have been learning about bamboo and natural building.
I currently hold a multiple entry business visa here to operate as a consultant to individuals and businesses/organisations outside Indonesia to arrange visits organising accommodation, activities care and transport and equipment need for clients travelling to Bali.