HOP Program – Group Support for 10 – 13 year old children
HOP is a recreation program for children with a disability aged 10-13 years who live in the Latrobe City, Bass Coast, South Gippsland and Baw Baw Shire areas. HOP provides inclusive opportunities for children with a disability to access social and recreational experiences within the community. Participants receive access to new opportunities while encouraging personal development and independence in a safe and supported environment.
Activities occur within the school holidays with a limited number throughout the school term and are either a half day or full day. HOP family days are held during the year to provide parents and carers a social opportunity and so they can meet Interchange Gippsland staff and volunteers.
Eligibility for HOP
Children aged 10 – 13 years with a disability. We encourage you to call our office to discuss yours and your child’s needs and suitability for the HOP program.
Supported holidays is a full fee pay holiday program for people with a disability. To be eligible to attend the holidays participants must have a support ratio of 1:4. Supported holidays operate annually in the January and the September school holidays.
NDIS Benefits and Outcomes
- Social participation in the community
- Meet new people and develop friendships
- Increase your capacity to access the local community
- Independence skills
- opportunity to participate in activities and try new things
- Improve and develop your communication skills
- Self care for carers and participants