McCabe Community Services Hub Opens

The Hon John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Disability, Minister for Ageing and Minister for the Illawarra, opened Sunnyfield’s new McCabe Community Services Hub on 12 June. The McCabe Community Services hub will provide a wide range of services for people with a disability in the Central Coast region.

The rural facility at 10 McCabe Road, Mt Penang Parklands at Kariong, will offer services including day respite, centre based and outreach programs in cooking, computer skills, gardening, music and the arts. It will also act as a base for Sunnyfield’s regional staff and enable more engagement with the Central Coast community.

The McCabe Community Services Hub will strengthen bonds with neighbouring organisations like Youth Connect who use Sunnyfield’s facilities and resources, including modified bikes for people with a disability, as part of their after school program.

The event included the launch of Sunnyfield’s user-friendly new website and showcased Series 3 of UnBard TV, Australia’s first ever Arts and Disability TV program featuring the collaborative arts projects of people with and without a disability, broadcast on Foxtel’s Aurora TV. Sunnyfield’s Chairman, Mal Park, said the Minister’s opening of the McCabe Community Services Hub showed his dedication to providing services to people with disability on the Central Coast.

“It is great to see Minister Ajaka supporting an organisation like ours that is committed to providing excellence in supporting people with intellectual disabilities,” he said.

“Through the new McCabe Community Services Hub, Sunnyfield will be able to further improve our presence in the Central Coast region and continue our work providing people with a disability choice, opportunities and skills for life.”

For more about Sunnyfield’s services on the Central Coast, visit www.sunnyfield.org.au/services/service-locations/central-coast.