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Enhancing Life Skills for People with Disability

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Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka joined with Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Federal Member for Lindsay Fiona Scott today to officially open Thorndale Foundation’s new supported employment, day program and administration facility at Werrington.

Mr Ajaka said that these new facilities will allow people with disability to access a range of Life Skills and Employment Programs, giving them the same opportunities as the wider community.

“This is a fantastic example of the Government working with non-government organisations to improve outcomes for people with disability,” Mr Ajaka said.

“The NSW Government provides Thorndale Foundation with recurrent funding to help provide accommodation, community participation and employment programs.

“The Government also provides funding to deliver various lifestyle programs for 20 people with disability, supporting their right to choice and control over their lives.

Mr Ayres said he was pleased to open this new site, as it will ensure that participants will benefit from individualised programs which are designed to increase social participation and open doors to career opportunities.

“This wonderful service provider has been serving the Nepean region for nearly 60 years and continues to make a difference to the lives of people with disability,” Mr Ayres said.

“This additional facility is not only great news for clients, but also for their families and carers.

Ms Scott said that the Thorndale Foundation puts people with disability at the core of everything it does.

“This means that people with disability in the local area will benefit from services focused on fostering growth and confidence, so that they can live the life they want,” Ms Scott said.

 

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