Disability Services, Let's Cook, NSW Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams

NSW Disability Services Minister Ray Williams visits Lifebridge

Let’s Cook Program hosts a morning tea for NSW Disability Services Minister Ray Williams

Earlier this week, NSW Disability Services Minister Ray Williams and Tweed MP Geoff Provest visited The Cottage at Kingscliff to have a morning tea hosted by the Let’s Cook Program.

The group prepared a delicious spread of scones, fruit platters, cheese platters and cakes all served with tea and coffee. Participants of the group, showcased the skills they’d learnt as part of the group and their Hospitality Certifications. They also had the chance to speak directly with the Minister and Local Member about the NDIS.

“Let’s Cook is an excellent initiative that supports the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS),” Mr Williams said.

Mr Williams was impressed by the supports and opportunities provided to local residents by Lifebridge Australia.

The visit by Mr Williams forms part of his tour of the NSW, Far North Coast and was an opportunity for Lifebridge to speak directly about the introduction of NDIS.

“It’s great to see organisations like Lifebridge Australia preparing for the NDIS and supporting their participants through the transition. As of 1 July, people with disability in the Northern Rivers will have choice and control over their lives and the supports they receive,” said Mr Williams.

“NDIS has the potential, with great organisations like Lifebridge, to give a freedom we’ve never had before and give (those with a disability) a greater sense of value in the community,” Mr Provest said.

Mr Provest said an extra 3400 people from the Tweed would be incorporated into disability support when the NDIS rolls-out on in the region from July 1 this year.

“Our government is working hard to make Tweed an inclusive place for people with a disability. Thank you to the staff at Lifebridge Australia for supporting us with this mission,” he said.

As we celebrate 30 years of supporting people in our community, it was truly an honor to welcome the Minister in our community.

“Participants and staff alike, were all excited by the Ministers visit and the opportunity to speak first-hand about the introduction of the NDIS in the NSW, Far North Coast. Everyone had excellent questions and the responses were very promising”, said Bronwyn Mitchell.

Before the NDIS arrives in July, 2017, we will continue to offer a number of supports to help our customers transition.