News and Events
ConnectAbility Charity Golf Day – Charlestown Golf Club 2nd March 2018
Join ConnectAbility and our community and corporate supporters for a fun day of golf while you assist ConnectAbility support people across the Hunter with a disability achieve their goals. Funds raised will be used to purchase resources for our individual and group supports.
Sponsor a hole, send a team or come along and join others on the day. A great networking opportunity.
Included in the price is breakfast, lunch and a golf goodie bag.
Call 49621000 for further details.
Our 25 years and opening of Warabrook celebrations!
Thank you to all who attended and assisted at our 25 years and opening of Warabrook celebrations today.
Sharon Claydon, Federal member for Newcastle and ConnectAbility Board Chair Nathan Franks conducted the official opening. Kate Washington Member for Port Stephens and Sonia Hornery, Member for Wallsend also came to recognise our achievements.
We had the Elermorevale Lions Club with their ever popular sausage sizzle and Habiba and her family with Haider Afghan Food which people raved over.
We had Mr Whippy and a coffee cart which saw a good line up.
There was also a very popular DemonDJ Rosie and our very own Ashlea and her partner Ty providing entertainment.
Who won the lucky door prize – James did!
Some of our families, sector partners and corporate and community supporters joined us for the day. Photos to come.
A great day had by all celebrating. But the big news of course was who won the Australia Day Lucky Door Prize – well… James Gatt is taking home the hamper. Well done James.
A big thank you to everyone for celebrating with us.
A mile stone for ConnectAbility – we begin our biggest move in our 25 years.
Twenty five years ago when ConnectAbility commenced with 4 staff and a handful of people looking to us to support them achieve goals and get out into their community they would not have believed that from Monday 28 August 2017 we would commence moving to a large purpose built facility located at 26 Warabrook Blvd Warabrook. Our phone number remains the same.
The building will house a yet to be built customer space providing different areas for skill building, creative and outdoor activities and to gather and be with friends. It is hoped this space will be ready in October. Team Leaders are still on hand at Hamilton to assist our customers, families and other providers.
In the meantime the administration staff will move into the existing office space located at the front of the Warabrook building. Our Aged Care Team and CoS Team will also relocate to Warabrook in September bringing services under the one roof. This will serve to streamline administration and provide efficiency in these areas.
The new building will house increased spaces for our customers, families and stakeholders to meet on site and the parking areas are off street and safer than those at Hamilton.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new space.
Our Garden Area has commenced
A big thank you to Paul Juhnke from LAKEMAC Mini Excavator Hire who has just completed stage 1 of our garden area at Warabrook.
ConnectAbility successfully applied for a grant last year through the Stronger Together Program supported by our local member Sharon Claydon. ConnectAbility had raised half of the funds required and the grant has provided the additional funds needed to complete the area. So far we now have a beautifully level and grassed area and a small dry creek bed that houses a mosaic completed by our customers some years ago.
People enjoyed morning tea in the space for the first time today. It is going to be a wonderful spot to sit. Shortly the raised garden beds, water tank and furniture will be delivered. We can then commence growing produce to use and we can invite our neighbours to share in a lovely lunch spot.
Thank you Paul for all your hard work, advice, ideas and support for what we are trying to achieve.
ConnectAbility Now Supporting People in Accommodation
ConnectAbility, as part of the Hunter Valley Disability consortium are honoured to be chosen to support people currently living in ADHC accommodation.
ConnectAbility and consortium members Ability Options and Finding Yellow along with Evolve Housing were successful in the tender process to transfer Govt services to the Non Govt sector. We have attached media releases from The Minister’s Office and the organisation.
In the coming weeks and months we will be out and about to meet our new staff, participants, families and carers. By getting to know people, their unique needs, dreams and goals we can build trust and provide quality outcomes.
We look forward to this new opportunity which brings with it great changes for ConnecAbility.
Should you want further information please contact our office on 4962 1000