Fresh off the heels of its Premier’s Award win for Improving Government Services, Ability Links is once again being recognised for its contribution to providing accessible and inclusive services to the community.
Pathfinders Ability Links staff in Tamworth were one of 33 finalists in the Tamworth Regional Council’s 2017 Tamworth Access Awards at the Tamworth Community Centre last week. Tamworth Linkers Rebecca Browning and Kellie Stewart were present to the accept the Finalist recognition.
Browning said this recognition validates the efforts of the Pathfinders’ Ability Links team in assisting people with a disability, their families and carers to fulfil their goals and dreams while supporting the development of more inclusive communities.
“The Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities this year was an added testament to our positive contributions in making Tamworth an accessible community, with more than 2000 people and 40 local businesses and organisations gathering in the heart of town to celebrate people of all abilities,” she said.
“It’s always an honour to be recognised for our efforts and to see the Council awarding and supporting local individuals and organisations who are creating a more accessible and inclusive environment for people living with a disability,” she said.
Brett Pischke, Pathfinders Ability Links Coordinator, said that being a Tamworth Access Award finalist recognises both Ability Links’ and Pathfinders’ efforts in providing people with a disability the same opportunities and rights enjoyed by all others.
“Pathfinders’ mission is to see thriving communities in which all fully participate and develop freely through trust and acceptance, and the Ability Links team is doing just that,” he said.
“We’re fostering a sense of belonging and independence for our participants living with a disability while supporting the development of accessible communities for all,” he said.
Pathfinders is a leading not for profit supporting disadvantaged children and families in the New England, North West and Mid North Coast regions. Every week we provide hundreds of families with the help they need to get back on their feet.