Crossing the gap to a transformative journey

Radiant smiles from Crossing The Gap's team following the successful completion of the ADHD Master Class. (picture Rebecca Challoner)

In the past year, Crossing The Gap undertook a transformative journey, expanding and fortifying their services to better cater to the needs of the community.

This dedicated organisation has not only achieved significant milestones but has also played a pivotal role in the lives of individuals with special needs, championing growth, inclusivity, and unwavering community commitment.

One notable milestone in 2023 was the successful completion of Crossing The Gap’s ADHD Master Class. This educational achievement not only broadened the organisation’s knowledge base but equipped its team with advanced skills crucial for addressing the unique needs of its clients. It serves as a testament to Crossing The Gap’s commitment to maintaining excellence in support services.

Last year, Crossing The Gap took impactful steps to raise awareness of disabilities and available support services. Active engagement with schools and specialist centres in Colac and Barwon Valley fostered vital connections, advocating for inclusivity within the community. This commitment extends beyond assistance; it is about creating an environment where individuals with special needs can thrive.

Crossing The Gap’s dedication to making a positive impact is evident in their efforts to strengthen and expand their team. This strategic move ensures the organisation can reach even more individuals across the region. Beyond providing assistance, Crossing The Gap aims to cultivate a sense of community and support, fostering an environment where both its team and clients can enjoy a fulfilling experience together.

At the core of Crossing The Gap’s success is its dedication to enhancing client independence and overall quality of life. Offering a comprehensive range of services, from basic self-care to more specialised support like overnight care, medication supervision, and assistance, they take a holistic approach to care. The organisation recognises the importance of addressing various aspects of clients’ lives, including house maintenance, gardening, and support for pursuing interests and hobbies.

Furthermore, Crossing The Gap extends its commitment to empowering clients by assisting with daily tasks such as shopping and banking, ensuring attendance at appointments, and offering support for skill development and employment opportunities. The organisation recognizes the significance of education and provides assistance for those looking to return to academic pursuits.

Looking ahead to 2024, Crossing The Gap is excited to announce its participation in the expo for special schools at Nelson Park in February. This event offers a valuable opportunity for the community to engage with Crossing The Gap, learn about its vision, and explore collaborative possibilities to further enhance the lives of individuals with special needs.

Crossing the Gap director Kristy Browning expressed her gratitude for support from clients, partners, and the community, as she eagerly anticipates continued growth, impact, and shared moments of joy whilst they serve the community in the coming year.

To access Crossing The Gap’s services and start receiving the help you deserve, contact Kristy Browning at or call 0493-057 276. Your journey to enhanced support begins today.