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Social Supports Program

The Barwon Health Social Supports Program (SSP) is located in Belmont. The purpose of the program is to engage people in meaningful social activities that draw on personal strengths, encourage independence and involve them in their community.

Our program supports people:

  • with no or few social supports
  • looking for more social interaction
  • living alone
  • the elderly
  • with disabilities
  • needing respite for their carers

Helping you get out and about in the community

We offer a warm environment, caring staff and an opportunity to make new friends. The program works with you and your family/carer or support services in tailoring activities that meet your needs.

Participants say our program helps them to:
“Keep fit and active”
“Make new friends”
“Learn new things”
“Stay mentally alert”
“Be creative”
“Enjoy time away from home”
“Explore the Geelong region and beyond”

Activities available include:

Community bus outings

Community projects

Music and dance

Guest speakers and group discussions 

Nutrition and cooking Gardening and nature activities 

Indoor and outdoor games

Woodwork, arts and crafts  Exercise and movement
Brain gym

Special events

Entertainers

Referrals

Participants may refer themselves, or you may be referred by your family, friends, doctor or community agency. To access our program you will need to make a referral from My Aged Care. To register with My Aged Care call 1800 200 422 or call 42157049 to speak to our Intake Worker, Harel.

Cost

A low-cost, subsidised program fee. Extra community activities are available to suit every budget.

Transport  

Transport is available for clients if needed. 

Meals

Morning tea and a three-course lunch are provided each day.

Resources

LiveUp Website has lots of free information on helping people stay independent through healthy ageing.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Contact Us

Programs run from:

  • Belmont
    120 Settlement Rd, Belmont

Hours: 10am - 3pm
Phone: 4215 7049
Email: ssp@barwonhealth.org.au

Click here to view a digital version of our Social Supports Program Brochure. 

Upcoming Events

Click on the links below to view our monthly calendars of upcoming events