Gateways understands that getting a break from your caring routine is important for you and your family. We offer a range of group based recreational programs for children and young adults which also provide an opportunity for family and carers to have respite from their caring role.Currently our books a closed for Individual Support services.
However Gateways offers two programs where children with a disability and/or complex health need can stay overnight in Geelong and Warrnambool.
Respite benefits for carers
- Gives carers the chance to recharge their batteries
- Have time to themselves
- Spend time with other family members
Respite benefits for children receiving care
- Support to take part in activities they enjoy in their community
- Pursue their own interests
- Family break
Gateways can work with you to implement your child’s NDIS plan for assistance with community participation.
For more information, call the Individual Support & Recreation Manager on 03 5221 2984 or contact us.
What is the Interchange Program? The Interchange Program matches a person with a disability with a volunteer host (buddy) or host family who include them in their family activities on a regular basis. Volunteer hosts or buddies receive orientation, training and ongoing support from qualified Interchange Program Workers. Who benefits from the Interchange Program? Children Benefit…