What does independence mean to you?

What does being independent mean to you?

A car of your own, a flat or home of your own, a job you love?. 

Our new bus purchased with funds raised from Dine out for Disability in 2010 has enabled people with a disability living across the Hunter achieve independence in their lives.

For the people that we support this means much more than a grease and oil change and a bill from the mechanics. It means a fuller, more adventurous, more enjoyable life with increased opportunities for growth and new experiences. It also means one less concern for overstretched families who rely on ConnectAbility to get their son or daughter to and from activities. 

It means more parks, discos, volunteering, football games, trips to the beach, tenpin bowling, athletics carnivals, education, art exhibitions, lunch with friends and more opportunities to connect with their community. 

For all the Newcastle and Hunter and NSW Australian Hotels Association, all of the generous Hunter hotels and the Hunter Community who supported Dine Out for Disability it means that you have made a real difference in the lives of the people who we help. 

In 2013 we are looking to purchase another fully accessible vehicle that will be used to support people living outside the central Newcastle area get out and about into their communities when they want to.