Bayley House

Sylvia enjoys hand-sewing fabric flowers which feature on carry bags and other creations. 182730_02

Bayley House brings passion and commitment to disability advocacy, skills development, independence and self-determination. We live life to the full, offering a mix of activities so there’s something for everyone. It’s all about living, learning, enjoying, creating and belonging.

Here we take a look at just two of the activities keeping us busy at Bayley House.

Retail art

Our thriving retail art program is a hub of creativity, skill development and purpose for a diverse mix of over 30 people each week.

Colours and techniques abound as the group dyes and paints fabric, weaves, makes jewellery, paper maché and textiles. Wind chimes are being created as old cutlery is given a new lease on life. Paper craft and machine sewing techniques feature in products including stationery, heat bags and woven items.

The group is growing in popularity with participants designing new products, developing skills and enjoying an industrious, social vibe. Group members have a range of vocational and support requirements.

Excitingly, the group now has the opportunity to engage with the community: our local Bay Street Coles has generously invited the group to set up a monthly market stall selling its vibrant creations.


Bayley House is excited to trial sophisticated computer interface technology with the help of a generous grant from Sandringham Community Bank.

The innovative project uses the Eye Mobile Mini system to facilitate interactive communication for people with limited physical movement and speech. The assistive technology allows individuals with high-level support needs to access and control a computer using their eye movements.

Now apps, the internet, music, e-books, social media, games and more are available, through the natural movement of the eyes. It can be used completely hands-free via a tablet with a touch screen interface.

Sandringham Community Bank has been a proud supporter of Bayley House over the past 10 years with grants of over $37,000 in support of initiatives assisting people with a disability in Bayside.

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