Foundation for Independence Recreation
and Social Training Inc
Excellence in disability support & training

First Service Inc

Foundation for Independence Recreation and Social Training Inc
The Foundation for Independence Recreation and Social Training Inc (FIRST), is a high quality disability service provider with a strong focus on skills development.

As such, FIRST has built a strong reputation for providing excellent disability services that have a strong focus on skills development.

FIRST provide high quality developmental opportunities for members, from their two sites in Kelly Street, Eagleby and Cairns Street, Loganholme. FIRST also access a vast range of venues in the community, including community centres, PCYC and Fryar Road Community Gardens (which FIRST auspice). 

FIRST'S focus is:
Responding to your needs as an individual
Supporting you to participate in and make a contribution to your community
Building your skills and enhance your abilities
Making strong community links that result in a wide range of choices for your development
Providing innovative services and training that make learning interesting and fun.


The benefits of dealing with FIRST are:

  • Modern, fully equipped and accessible buildings
  • Access to on-site registered training
  • Strong local networks
  • Multiple daily programs to choose from
  • 20 plus years experience in providing disability support & services.

The 2019 programs include but aren't restricted to:
  • Arts including textiles, music therapy, PCYC
  • live music, bowling, candle making, soap making, hospitality, pottery, mosaics,
  • Members choice and much more

Please note programs can and do change through the year, so please contact us for confirmation.

The 2019 program is as follows:

Cairns Street
  • Mondays: Visual arts eg: mosaics/dry clay pottery/multi dimensional painting. Multi media group. Outings and Adventures, volunteering in recycling industries
  • Tuesdays: Soaps & candles. Plus woodwork.
  • Wednesdays: Creative fabrics eg: media covers, infused wheatbags, cushions and clothing. volunteering in warehouse and recycling industries
  • Thursdays: Art attack, volunteering in retail, warehouse and recycling industries
  • Fridays: Visual arts. volunteering in warehouse industries. Ten pin bowling league

Our computer room & sensory room are available all week.

Kelly Street
  • Mondays: Core programs: In the Groove music program - open to other services to access and PCYC. Plus Community Adventures.
  • Tuesdays: Core programs: Group physio alternate weeks. Live music every week. (This is open to other services to attend, please contact us for more details.) Book club
  • Wednesdays: Core programs: Hospitality and pottery. Plus: PCYC Possiblity Program and animal care at Becky's Place.
  • Thursdays: Core programs: Personal Training & BBQ, swimming. Plus: Volunteering at Meals on Wheels
  • Fridays: Core programs: Ten Pin Bowling Leagues and MakeDo. Plus: End of month celebration.

To enrol or get further information please contact F.I.R.S.T. on 07 3382 6923 or contact F.I.R.S.T. by email.