April 5, 2018

A good Leader makes a big difference in Gateways’ small group recreational programs for children and adults with a disability.

Alex has been a Leader in Gateways recreational programs since 2011 and is part of a tight knit team of experienced leaders providing a range of activities, which deliver on fun as well as meeting the individual goals of participants, such as getting out and about in the community or developing social skills.

Alex’s knowledge, skills and understanding of disability have been developed from working across many areas within the organisation, in small group recreation programs for children and teenagers, as an individual support worker and as an Interchange Host (where a volunteer is paired with a child with a disability to develop a friendship and do things together).

Gateways Individual Support and Recreation Manager, Bronwyn Sizer said “our team leaders really get to know the children and adults in our groups and leaders are closely involved in program design as well as delivery, which is key to our program’s success.

Activities are fun but they’re also carefully planned and managed to meet individual goals and to ensure the safety of all participants.”

Last year 263 people with a disability participated in one of Gateways 350 different recreational activities.

Gateways has been supporting people with a disability for more than 20 years and has offices in Geelong, Werribee, Braybrook and Warrnambool.