Yearly Archive: 2020

Ceo Message Covid 19 Update April 2020

An update on western Melbourne restrictions on Gateways’ services

As restrictions ease in many areas, I hope you have been able to safely enjoy a return to some of the activities and people you have missed over recent months.  Here at our new North Geelong...

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You asked, we listened: new programs for 16-20s

When Andrew turned 18, he was as keen as ever to participate in supported recreation groups but his interests didn’t match typical adult programs. So when he and his family heard that Gateways Support Services was starting two...

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Robbie and his support worker share a cuppa in Robbie's new home's Move Into His Own Home

‘I’m so proud of myself’ – Robbie’s successful move into independent accommodation

For the parents of children with a disability, dreams of their son or daughter’s independence can be tenuous. So, it was no small celebration for Mandy and Tony when their son achieved his goal of moving out of home in March.  Robbie, a Gateways Support Services participant of almost thirty years,...

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Geelong Community Foundation grant enables sensory room for adults with autism

A dedicated sensory space will soon be created at our new North Geelong multi-purpose community site thanks to a generous donation by Geelong Community Foundation. The space will feature sensory equipment, a sound system and...

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New bike track for North Geelong to boost wellbeing for children with disability

A new bike track is to be built at Gateways Support Services’ North Geelong site, thanks to the support of the Give Where You Live Foundation. The bike track will give children with disabilities the...

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Flexible support ensures Jack keeps kicking goals

Lockdown measures have not stopped 17-year-old Gateway Support Services participant Jack enjoying activities and learning new skills – including the art of pancake flipping!   His team of support workers have ensured Jack, who has Angelman syndrome, continues...

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Ceo Message Covid 19 Update April 2020

An update on your Gateways supports as pandemic restrictions ease

You will have seen updates to government advice around  COVID-19 along with some easing of restrictions. I hope this has meant that you have been able to catch up with friends and families or at least...

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Online cooking classes for teens and adults continue as restrictions ease

An online activity with fringe benefits is how one family describes Gateways Support Services online cooking classes for teenagers.  Ashton’s mum, Michelle, says the group – set up for participants during COVID-19 isolation restrictions –...

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Support worker an angel as family manages isolation and home learning

From cooking and exercise to remote learning support, Hoppers Crossing siblings Michael, Taylor and Louise regard their Gateways Support Services support worker as an angel.  The trio’s mother, Bev, says her children, who all have autism and learning...

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Stefan’s new normal beats the lockdown blues

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown began midway through March, Stefan felt like someone had turned the lights out on his entire life. Now the lights are back up, thanks to Gateways Support Services moving participant activities...

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