Gateways run a number of small group community participation and recreation programs for adults living with a disability or additional need in the Geelong area. These programs are held during both the week and at weekends and provide a respite benefit for families and carers from their role caring for someone with a disability.

Gateways provides a range of group based programs to support adults who have a disability or additional need, living in Geelong or Barwon region.

Our services are focused on supporting the individual to learn new skills as well as maintaining existing skills, like self help and independence. We also encourage people to develop social skills by becoming more involved in the community.

Our experienced, qualified staff offer a ‘person centred’ approach to build on each individual’s strengths and interests.

Social Connect

Social Connect provides activities for adolescents and adults with complex needs. These activities are planned around each individual’s needs, strengths and interests.

The focus of this program is to improve the life of a person by broadening their communication, independence and community interaction.

This program is funded via Individual Education or Disability Support Packages. For more information please <a href=””>Contact Us</a> or phone 5221 2984.

My Way

The Gateways My Way program currently supports a number of people who use their NDIA package to participate in programs and activities of their choice.

These services currently run from Monday to Friday from 9am – 3pm. This program is for Gateways participants who currently live in our adult supported accommodation houses.

Recreation for Adults

Our adult recreation programs support people living with a disability or additional need to participate and experience a range of fun, leisure and recreational activities within their community and beyond.

Our Get Up & Go Club program is a  social recreation club for people aged 18-years or more. Club members enjoy community-based social activities on either a Friday night or Saturday.

Get Up & Go Club (18+)

The Get Up and Go Club supports adults with a disability to enjoy a range of social activities out and about in the community

The Get Up & Go program is a social recreation club for people aged over 18 years with a disability or additional need in the Geelong area. Through the Get Up & Go Club, members have the opportunity to get together with their friends and make new friendships while having fun in a range of different activities.

What are the aims of the Get Up & Go Club?

The Get Up & Go Club aims to offer adults, aged 18+ years or more, with a disability/additional need the opportunity to participate and experience a range of fun, leisure and recreational activities within their community and beyond.

With the support of experienced staff and volunteers we can help you to have fun in a safe and supportive environment.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Get Up and Go Club, the participant must be aged over 18, and have a current NDIS plan with the following support item:

  • Participate Community – group based community, social  & recreational activities

When is Get Up & Go Club on?

The Get Up and & Go Club runs throughout the year.

Please see our Get Up & Go Club programs or contact Gateways Support Services or call 5221 2984.