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”
“Enjoy time away from home”
“Explore the Geelong region and beyond”
Activities available include:
Community bus outings
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|
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.
A low-cost, subsidised program fee. Extra community activities are available to suit every budget.
Transport is available for clients if needed.
Morning tea and a three-course lunch are provided each day.
LiveUp Website has lots of free information on helping people stay independent through healthy ageing.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Programs run from:
120 Settlement Rd, Belmont.
Hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Phone: 4215 7049
Click here to view a digital version of our Social Supports Program Brochure.
Click on the links below to view our monthly calendars of upcoming events