Flexible support packages enable people with a disability, their families and carers to access timely, responsive supports that:

  • Complement and improve the capacity of informal and community supports and mainstream services to support people with a disability; and
  •  Delay or minimise the need for more intensive disability supports.

Flexible support packages aim to:

  • Provide information and support using a problem solving approach at initial contact, leading to better long-term outcomes
  • Strengthen family capacity and resilience to meet the needs of children and young people with a disability
  • Achieve sustainable support outcomes
  • Support families and carers in their caring role
    • Promote independence and community participation.
    • Build individual and family capabilities to achieve self management.

Gateways provides

  • Short Term Flexible Packages
  • Longer Term Flexible Packages which include Case Management support

Flexible packages are available to children aged 6-18 years who meet the criteria specified in the Disability Act 2006 (Children aged 5 who are attending school are also eligible)

For more information, contact Gateways Warrnambool office online or phone 5562 8271.