Mencap Gateway Award

The Gateway Award is person-centred and based on individual challenge and achievement.

It is a flexible programme and provides a framework for participants and award support staff to use as the basis for their activities.

The programme can then be adapted as necessary to suit each individual and evidence can be in many forms; written, verbal, photos etc.

Three progressive levels:

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

Each of these award levels has five sections for participants to complete:

HOBBIES

FITNESS

GATEWAY CHALLENGE

LIFESTYLE

VOLUNTEERING

20 hours per section at bronze level

It is evidence-based, and provides a framework where participants can design their own programme of activities.

The minimum times for completing an award are:

bronze - three months

silver - six months

gold - nine months

There are no maximum time limits for completing the award. This means participants can complete the award in their own time and at their own pace.








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