Tamworth Community Services Hub Opens

On Friday the 10th April The Hon. Barnaby Joyce Minister for New England  officially opened Sunnyfield’s Tamworth Community Services Hub. He was  joined by clients, families and Sunnyfield staff.

The Community Services Hub has moved to new premises to cater for increased client numbers and will provide support services for people with disability in the New England Region.  The Tamworth site provides the perfect setting for a diverse range of community and centre based programs and is situated in a central and easily accessible location. Sunnyfield has been providing services for people with disability in New England since 2002.The facility offers a range of services which focus on increasing independence, providing choice and developing skills for life. Programs include, community outreach activities, health and wellness activities, sport, transport training, Community College courses, music therapy, gardening, cooking programs and sensory activities.

One of the key features of the community services hub is the two sensory spaces, each designed with an ocean and rainforest theme. These spaces create a calming and peaceful sanctuary for clients and offer an interactive space that is stimulating for the senses, exploring touch, smell, sight and sound. The two rooms are used for group and individual activities and cater to the needs of a range of clients. The spaces also feature customised mattresses to give people who use a wheelchair the ability to move freely outside of their chair in a safe, comfortable and engaging environment.

“Sunnyfield is very excited for the official opening of the Tamworth Community Services Hub. The hub will provide a wonderful connection for people with disability to their local community and offer innovative and varied programs to assists clients to lead an active, fulfilling and rewarding life. The facility provides a spacious and tailored environment for clients to participate in a number of developmental programs. Sunnyfield will continue to offer and promote opportunities for true social inclusion for people with disability in the New England North West region.’’ Sunnyfield CEO Caroline Cuddihy.