STATE-OF-THE-ART CENTRE TO TRANSFORM DISABILITY DAY PROGRAMS

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

People with disability in Western Sydney can now access a range of exciting activities and programs in a new community centre.

 

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said Flintwood Disability Services’ new hub would provide the perfect space to deliver day programs and supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

 

“Whether you’re into cooking, creative arts, dancing, sport or video games – this new centre has something for everyone,” Mr Ward said.

 

“The NDIS has revolutionised the way people with disability engage with the local community and this space will enable people with disability to participate in activities, learn new skills and build self-confidence, so they can live happy, healthy and active lives.”

 

Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said Flintwood’s new centre would unlock many more opportunities for people to enjoy what the community has to offer.

 

“Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Flintwood, an organisation that’s long been an important part of the lives of people with disability in Western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.

 

“I look forward to seeing Flintwood grow its day program options, so it can continue transforming the lives of people with disability in our community.”

 

Flintwood CEO Jackie Romein said the organisation has made the investment in a larger, purpose-built site which will cater for demand and future growth.

 

“The location near the M4 at Mulgoa Road expands the available locations for people to access programs including in the Blue Mountains and across Greater Sydney in addition to the local Nepean area,” Mrs Romein said.

 

“Flintwood Day Programs are carefully designed to meet individual needs and at the same time promoting inclusion and for each participant to feel a sense of belonging and contribution to their local community.”

 

The NSW Government contributed $3.5 billion to the NDIS in 2020-21.