Our Boost 4 Kids respite program offers overnight out-of-home care for children and young people with complex medical health needs. The respite breaks are held during six to eight weekends a year, for up to six children at a time. Boost 4 Kids is a community based service in Geelong, that is supported by Gateways Support Services in partnership with St Laurence and Barwon Health.

What does it involve?

Boost 4 Kids respite stay provides active 24 hour care by a team of a Division 1 paediatrically trained nurse and personal care attendants.

Boost 4 kids also organises activities to suit the children’s ages and abilities such as Music Play Therapy. Staff keep a personal record of the child’s activities during their stay.

Where is it held?

Boost 4 Kids respite stays are held at ‘The Lodge’ – a St Laurence Community Services Respite House in Ocean Grove. It is a beautifully appointed modern facility with a home-feel set among well-cared for gardens.

Who is eligible for Boost 4 Kids respite?

To access Boost 4 Kids, your child will need to have an NDIA plan with the line item ‘Other Innovative Supports’ included in the plan.

How do I find out more?

Contact the Gateways Boost 4 Kids Coordinator via Contact Us or by phoning 5221 2984.