Empowering people with disability to access their local community – Gateways launches new day program

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Gateways has launched an exciting new program called “Go Getters,” aimed at enhancing the independence of individuals with disabilities in their community. This program focuses on teaching practical skills such as using public transport and engaging in social activities.

Staff members will actively assist participants in taking part in outdoor activities and utilising public transport effectively.  The Go Getters program is designed for individuals who have a 1:2-4 support need.

Participants receive a personalised plan tailored to their needs. These plans actively facilitate their learning of public transport use and boost their confidence in this regard. Additionally, participants can build new friendships and enjoy engaging in various group activities.

We offer a variety of enjoyable sessions to our Go Getters, including:

  • Healthy Connections focuses on fun, physical fitness, and body awareness.
  • Media Mates allows participants to share their program experiences through an engaging multimedia approach. Each day, we capture photos and document our interactions with the community.
  • Train Trippers is dedicated to promoting choice, autonomy, and community involvement through travel training.
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The new Go Getters program joins a broad range of recreation activities and programs already offered by Gateways Support Services. Some of our more popular recreation programs for adults, include:

  • Education Around the Table (E.A.T.) program
  • Movie Mates
  • Social Bowling
  • Inclusive Ladies and Mens clubs

Each of our programs build on a participants individual and unique strengths. The are designed to measure outcomes, based on the following NDIA domains:

  • Dailing living
  • Social and community participation
  • Relationships
  • Lifelong learning
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Choice and control

Our programs aim to support participants to achieve their NDIS goals and focus on empowering participants to build connections with others, improve social skills, build confidence and build their capacity to access the community.

Gateways recreation activities and programs run out of our head office in North Geelong and our West Melbourne office in Footscray and are available all year round. Our programs cater for children as young as five through to adults, with a varying range of ability levels.

Visit our Recreation, Camps and Activities page for more information or call our Recreation team on 03 5292 9206.

Gateways is fully committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, and the Go Getters program exemplifies our dedication to enabling people with disabilities to actively integrate into the community and proactively enhance their independence.