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Jul 14, 2023

Launch of a new wheelchair accessible van

Life Skills News

Northcott Oak Flats and Wollongong recently celebrated the launch of a new wheelchair accessible van. It has given young people with disability the opportunity to access events and locations which were previously unavailable to them.

Times change, but transport remains a lifeline for many people with disability; a critical factor which allows them to try new things, participate in community life and develop vital friendships.

So what has the impact been for this local group?

Northcott customer Kayla said that before the van “if venues or activities planned weren’t accessible via public transport, or if the weather was bad, I had to miss out”.

I have been able to be more independent and more involved in activities and my mum has had a break from driving me around.


For Kayla this was a positive change too.

“I have been able to go out Saturdays with a support worker, which I’ve never done before,” she said.

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