Our Boost 4 Kids program in Geelong offers overnight out-of-home care for children and young people with complex medical health needs. The programs are held during six to eight weekends a year, for up to six children at a time and provide recreational and social opportunities for children and respite for families and carers.
Boost 4 Kids is a community based service located in Geelong ,which is supported by Gateways Support Services in partnership with Gen U and Barwon Health.
What does it involve?
Boost 4 Kids 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 stays are held at ‘The Lodge’ – a Gen U 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.
How do I find out more?
Contact the Gateways Boost 4 Kids Coordinator via Contact Us or by phoning 5221 2984.