Gateways Support Services Boost 4 Kids Respite Program overnight out-of-home care is for children aged 0-18 years with a disability and complex medical health needs. Boost 4 Kids is held during six to eight weekends a year, for up to six children. It provides specialised support as well as recreational and social opportunities for children.
Boost 4 Kids is a community-based service located in Geelong, which is supported by Gateways Support Services in partnership with GenU 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. Staff keep a personal record of each child’s support needs during their stay.
Boost 4 kids also organises in house activities to engage the children and encourage social interaction.
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 “homelike” feel, set among an acre of well-cared for gardens.
Who is eligible for Boost 4 Kids respite?
To access Boost 4 Kids a child must have a complex medical condition and receive funding through their NDIA plan. A special quote is required. Please contact the Boost 4 Kids Coordinator for more details.
How do I find out more?
Contact the Gateways Boost 4 Kids Coordinator via Contact Us or by phoning 5221 2984.