Welcome to Forge

The Forge program is like the ultimate launchpad for young adults, especially those transitioning from school to the next chapter of their lives.

Picture this: a cool, safe space where they can spread their wings, meet awesome people, and grow in ways they never imagined. Yep, that’s what Forge is all about.

Now, if you’re a parent of a young adult with disabilities, you know the challenges they face. It’s like navigating a maze sometimes. But fear not, because Forge is here to help tackle those hurdles head-on.

Let’s break it down:

Limited Social Opportunities: Finding places where your young adult can socialise and feel included can be tough. Forge swoops in with its vibrant atmosphere, offering a welcoming space for them to meet new friends and form meaningful connections.

Skill Development: You want your child to learn and grow, but sometimes it’s hard to find activities tailored to their needs. That’s where Forge shines. With a range of activities, from learning new skills to exploring hobbies, they’ll have opportunities to develop and shine.

Low Confidence: Confidence is key, but it’s not always easy to come by, especially when facing challenges. Forge provides a supportive environment where young adults can build confidence, step by step, boosting their self-esteem along the way.

Isolation: Feeling isolated can be all too common, but Forge breaks that cycle. By fostering a sense of community, your young adult can feel like they belong, making those feelings of isolation a thing of the past.

Transition Anxiety: Transitioning from school to the “real world” can be daunting, to say the least. But with Forge by their side, your child can ease into this new chapter with confidence, knowing they have the support they need.

Limited Independence: As parents, you want your child to become more independent, but it’s not always clear how to foster that growth. Enter Forge, where they’ll have opportunities to learn and thrive, gaining the independence they crave.

So, there you have it. Forge isn’t just a program—it’s a game-changer for young adults with disabilities, and for parents who want to see their children thrive.

With Forge, the future is looking brighter than ever.



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Frequently Asked Questions
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How would I or my child join Forge?
Every participant needs to meet NDIS and SAFC requirements before we would be able to provide services. Once you initiate a conversation with our coordination team, we will then guide you through the process and invite you for a tour where we could discuss further. The on boarding process usually takes up to 2 weeks.
What is the difference between EPIK and Forge Programs?
Both programs provide support to NDIS registered participants. EPIK is for school aged children starting from 5 years while Forge is specifically designed for young adults aged up to 25 years of age.
What services does SAFC provide under EPIK and Forge Programs?
1. EPIK and Forge Individual support 1:1 – Community based activities or in-home care (transport could be provided – charge applies) can be provided for participants aged 5-25yrs.
2. EPIK After school group (5 days a week)
3. EPIK Holiday group programs & 1:1 (centre based at Wangee park school & community access at Croydon)
4. EPIK and Forge Weekend program - Group & 1:1 (Saturday – parents to pick up & drop off)
5. EPIK & Forge Short term accommodation (overnight stay, 24/7 – transport and meals are included)
6. Forge day program: Day program including activities for young adults after leaving school and up to 25 years.
What is the difference between Community Access and Centre Based?
Our Community Access program offers a range of activities and experiences for our participants while out in the community. Community Access encourages our participants to get out and about, be active, and to socialise with their peers. With choices of paid and free activities, such as trampolining centres or public water parks respectively, there is always something exciting to do or somewhere new to explore with EPIK’s Community Access Program.
Our Centre Based Program caters to the creativity within each one of our participants. We encourage our participants to learn a new skill, discover a new passion, and to work together to achieve great things. With a range of arts and crafts activities, musical instruments to play, or dishes to make in our cooking program, staying in for the day doesn’t mean we won’t have fun.