Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined the team at Brightside on Victoria in Toowoomba today to officially open its new NDIS activity room.
Dr McVeigh said construction of the new NDIS activity room was made possible with the help of $20,000 under Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.
“Today we see the outcome of much planning and hard work from the team at Brightside on Victoria to deliver a multipurpose space that can support a range of services to the disability sector in our community.
“With this great new space, more people, both young and old, will be able to benefit from Brightside’s friendly and fun-filled approach to care and respite.
“In particular, the organisation will be able to offer these additional services five days a week to NDIS clients for a range of small group programs such as cooking, photography and computer classes,” he said.
“There are already up to 20 NDIS participants using the new multipurpose space and that number is expected to increase significantly as word spreads about the range of programs and support on offer,” he said.
Dr McVeigh said the Stronger Communities program provided much-needed support for local community organisations across the country.
“This is such an important program for community organisations operating in regional and rural areas, as it provides small grants that make such a big difference, like supporting the work being done by organisations like Brightside on Victoria,” he said.
Applications under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities program are currently being assessed and successful applicants are likely to be announced in coming months.
More information about the Stronger Communities Programme can be found at: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme