St Marys Community Services Hub opens

On Wednesday 11th  March Sunnyfield’s St Marys Community Services Hub was opened by The Hon. John Ajaka, MLC, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability and Minister for the Illawarra.

The St Marys Community Hub provides support and opportunities for people with disability living in Western Sydney. Sunnyfield’s newest site has recently relocated to accommodate increased client numbers and the demand for disability support services in the region. The central location will assist in providing easy access for people with disability and their families to utilise Sunnyfield’s services and be included in the community.

St Marys Community Services Hub offers a wide variety of both centre based and community activities including, music therapy, cooking skills, money handling training, gardening, fitness and sports, arts and culture and TAFE courses. Programs are tailored to individual needs and focus on building skills to increase independence, self-esteem and confidence.  Sunnyfield clients are empowered to reach their full potential and lead the life of their choosing with the support of Sunnyfield’s dedicated staff.

One of the many innovative programs that is offered at St Marys Community Services Hub is the Community Culture and Arts Program.  Sunnyfield clients, professional artists and volunteers take part in artistic workshops that culminate into public outcomes and exhibitions.  The process is documented and filmed as part of Australia’s first and only Arts and Disability TV series ‘Unbard tv’ which airs on Foxtel’s Aurora channel. The Sunnyfield initiative provides a platform for people with disability to express themselves creatively, explore artistic practices and build confidence.  The community based program helps to break down barriers often associated with disability and promote true social inclusion for all. Sunnyfield’s St Marys clients have thrived through the Community Culture and Arts program and continue to advance their skills as developing artists.

“St Marys Community Hub is a wonderful addition to Sunnyfield’s range of services and will provide increased opportunities for people with disability living in Western Sydney.  Sunnyfield supports people to exercise choice in everyday life and actively participate as valued members of their community. “Caroline Cuddihy, Sunnyfield CEO.