B-Space is FSG’s very own youth centre located in the heart of the Ballina community.
B-Space is a place for young people to engage in:
These engagement opportunities are designed in a way that allows them to contribute, not only in regards to the development and design of the activities themselves, but the space in which this all takes place as well. There were over 900 submissions from young people in regards to the B-Space development once we put the word out in the community.
The concept of B-Space came about because there was a need to engage local youth, who are potentially vulnerable and disengaged, and who lacked the necessary support when it came to basic mentoring, work experience opportunities and just general availability of a place where they can feel safe, as well as learn and be creative.
The headspace Capalaba staff and Consortium partner (FSG Australia) work together to make sure young people have access to a wide range of different services from psychologists to youth workers to housing support.
We offer a range of services to assist young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time, if you;
- Feel stressed out, worried or can’t calm down,
- Can’t focus and have thoughts or feelings you don’t like or that worry you,
- Are having problems at work or school,
- Haven’t been feeling like yourself or want to talk about gender or sexuality
FSG Australia offers a range of innovative community housing, accommodation and residential services. We provide options, solutions and support to people with a disability, mental health concern and children with a disability. We believe that everyone has the right to live in their own home, achieve their maximum potential and live the life of their choice.
We provide flexible, individualised accommodation that is tailored to each person over 70 properties in various locations across Queensland. The service operation is associated with Child Safety and Disability Services.
Our tenants receive:
- Guaranteed choice – a ‘say’ about how you live, where you live and with whom you live
- Individualised, modern community housing
- In-home services including maintenance and gardening services 24 hours a day
- 24-hour 1800 contact number
- A positive lifestyle
- Assistance to build social connections and actively participate
- Flexible, respectful, professional services
- Value for money
Peer & Group Support
We work alongside young people and their families to provide peer and group support, friendship, advice, as well as program based activities and advocacy in order to strengthen their informal supports and networks. Educational based support, planning and positive developmental strategies are also part of this, while always respecting the individual’s right to choice.
- Young people with a disability and their families and carers
- Families in the South East Queensland region
Information & Planning
We work alongside young people and their families to facilitate and provide information and planning, referrals, advice, advocacy and more in order to strengthen their informal support and social networks, as well as implement education, goal planning and positive developmental strategies. We respect the individual’s needs and promote their right to choice.
- Young people with a disability and their families and carers.
- Families in the South East Queensland region
We run a range of different programs focused on fun and friendship for young people of all abilities. Our qualified and experienced staff offer a range of centre-based, community and weekend social activities. FSG also assists volunteer Host Families to provide social connections for children and young adults with disabilities.
- Children and young people aged 7-18 years.
- Children and young people with a disability.
- Families in the South East Queensland region.
FSG offers a number of short and medium term respite options for young people. All FSG respite facilities operate within the Human Rights in Practice framework which values individual dignity and enhances opportunities for participation in, and contribution to the life of the community.
- Specialist respite services for younger carers
- Young People with Mental Health challenges
- Young People with a Disability
Work & Learning Opportunities
FSG Work & Learning programs, underpinned by our Social, Training and Enterprise Partnerships (STEP) framework, provide volunteering, work and learning opportunities for young people who are finding it difficult to enter the workforce due to their work history, skills or ability.
- Young people who have disengaged from the education system.
- Young people who require additional skills to enter the workforce
- NOTE: These programs are not linked to an individual’s commitment to “earn or learn” as a requirement of their Centrelink benefit.