The COVID-19 Vaccination and You. Disability Options, Services and General Information.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available for both people with disability and disability workers. It is mandatory for Xlent Staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our participants. People with disability can be at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19, so getting vaccinated is very important. As such it is strongly recommended for Xlent Participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but we also understand that this may not be possible for everyone. With the ease in vaccination restrictions anyone over 16 years old are now eligible to get vaccinated in South Australia.
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September 1st, 2021|Xlent News|0 Comments

Benefits of Pet Therapy for People with Disabilities

If you have a pet at home, then you’ll already know how much joy and comfort a furry friend can offer, and how easy it is for pets to become a much-loved member of the family. While most people know that pets are great for relieving stress and providing companionship, there are other benefits that animals can provide to those living with visible and invisible disabilities. Many people living with autism or other sensory processing disorders can frequently depend on non-verbal cues to communicate, which allows them to interact very well with animals. These skills can sometimes improve the person’s
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May 6th, 2021|Xlent News|0 Comments

Fruit Fly Outbreak South Australia – Who it is effecting and what you need to know.

You may have heard on the news or social media information regarding the recent Fruit Fly outbreak. The affected area’s range from Salisbury, Montacute, Brown Hill creek, Bellevue Heights, to the coast and all areas in between. The information below is from the SA Government website. What to do if you're in an outbreak or suspension area Home-grown produce If you are in an outbreak or suspension area: Keep your fresh home-grown fruit or fruiting vegetables on your property You can eat, cook or preserve your own home-grown produce. The less home-grown fruit is moved around, the lower the
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January 27th, 2021|Xlent News|0 Comments

Xlent COVID-19 Closure

South Australia has been ordered into a major lockdown because of increased COVID cases over the last few days. Xlent will be closed for the next six days, effective 11:59pm Wednesday 18th November. We will follow all Government advice over the next week, and will let you know when it's safe to come back to Xlent. Stay safe, and we'll see you soon.

November 18th, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments


An update regarding the COVID-19 outbreak from Xlent CEO, Andrew Govan. I trust you are well and keeping safe. With the current COVID cluster that we are experiencing in Adelaide, I have implemented a series of firm restrictions. These may be perceived as a bit over the top in comparison to what people are able to go and do on their own and with others in a public setting. However, I am confident that this is the right decision for Xlent. We value the safety of all participants, parents, carers and Xlent employees. Please bear with us while we
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November 17th, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments

St Mary’s Centre Vegetable Garden Project

Covid19 and 2020 in general, has hit so many people very hard and left some of our participants feeling sad and unsure about the future. Our CEO wanted to do something to help our participants and staff feel good again, and give us all something to focus on. He gave us the opportunity to build our very own vegetable garden! When we layered the soil and pea straw, our participants helped shovel dirt and layered pea straw right along side of the staff. When it came time to decide what to plant, our participants chose what they would like
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November 8th, 2020|Xlent News|0 Comments


A statement from the Wilderness Group regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and wellbeing of our clients and employees are a top priority for Wilderness Escape. We are monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in South Australia. In line with recommendations by the South Australian and Australian Government, and the World Health Organisation, we have modified our Infection Control Policies to include a number of changes to minimise the potentioal spread of infectious illnesses during our programs and camps, which based on current advise, we continue to operate.

May 22nd, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments

Have You Heard of Immersion Therapy?

Recently one of our participants has been participating in Immersion Therapy.Immersion Therapy is an innovative service for people living with disabilities and injuries.Benefits of ongoing sessions include:Improved mobilityMuscle conditioningIncreased confidence and self-esteemDecreased pain medicationImproved social skillsGeneral increases in overall wellbeing

May 22nd, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments


2017 was a very productive year for us with a steady growth in participants and a smooth transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It can be tricky navigating the NDIS so please do call us if you need guidance through the system. We are currently seeking feedback on our Strategic Plan for 2020 and invite you to join our consultative committee. Please feel free to email [email protected] to register your interest. Our 2018 promotional brochure can be found here - we encourage you to share it with your network.

May 22nd, 2020|Updates, Xlent News|0 Comments
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