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Empowering People With Disabilities

Up & Over provides social opportunities that allow participants to stretch their boundaries, build confidence, achieve their goals and develop long lasting relationships with their peers.

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Welcome to Up & Over!

We work with families and individuals to develop tailored, high quality social opportunities to help you stay connected with your friends and participate in the activities that you want!

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Stretch Your Boundaries

Up & Over believes that people with disabilities should enjoy choice and control over their lives. We believe that everyone should have access to new opportunities and be given the chance to extend the limits of their ability.

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Make New Friends

Up & Over believes that there is no limit to the greatness an individual can achieve. We aim to support meaningful, long-lasting relationships in our community through facilitating the opportunity to achieve goals in a positive and empowering environment.

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Participate in Fun Activities

We offer a wide range of fun activities for groups of all ages, including day trips, excursions and longer camps and holidays. There’s something for everyone, from experiencing cuisines from around the world to exhilarating adventures!

Meet our Leadership Team

Christian Barwell

Managing Director

Recipient of the 2021 Northern Beaches Citizen of the Year Award, Christian is passionate and enthusiastic about making a positive change to the world. He received his Bachelor of Business from UTS, and has over 5 years experience in developing social and educational programs for people with disabilities.

Ally Munro

Executive Director - Client & Product

Ally has a care and passion for supporting people to extend their boundaries and achieve their goals. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education, and has extensive background in Special Education. She utilises these skills to develop fun, creative and challenging activities for the weekly UpSkill Program.

Enola Valencia

Executive Director

Enola is known for her bubbly personality and boundless energy! She is in her 20th year of supporting and nurturing people to be the best they can be, and holds a 100% person centred approach. Surrounded by an amazing like-minded team, their passion and creative spark keeps our mature aged group on their toes and achieving their dreams.

James Spanos

Executive Director - Human Resources

James’ passion for working in the disability community is characterised by his ambition, positive risk taking and ‘everything is possible’ attitude. After working in the sector for many years; he represents the fun, creative and person centered values that are seen throughout Up & Over’s programs.

For More Information

To find out more about our groups and programs, please contact us via the link below.

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