Liverpool Disability Services

Liverpool disability services dedicated to helping people with disabilities & their families live more socially inclusive lives …

Liverpool makes claim to be one of the earliest urban settlements in Australia. In 1810, it was founded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as a NSW agricultural centre. It was named after the Earl of Liverpool. The Great Southern Railway and the Georges River made the centre a transportation hub for agricultural produce. In the 1950s, Liverpool began to become part of Sydney’s urban sprawl and many of the market gardens were eaten up by urban development. It, also, became home to vast housing commission estates set up to take low-income families, who had been removed from the inner-city Sydney slums.

Liverpool Disability Services

Liverpool is the major city centre in south-western Sydney and features a vibrant commercial CBD. The northern end of the city centre is now zoned for high density residential apartments. Liverpool has a population of over 180 000 people. It features an ethnically diverse mix of residents; with less than 33% born in Australia. The region faces a number of issues economically and socially; and disability infrastructure can be included within those parameters. Liverpool City Council continues to improve its community services. Liverpool disability services are currently being improved through the Disability Strategy and Action Plan.

Disability Macarthur operates within Liverpool and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to helping those with disabilities and their families to live more socially inclusive lives. For many people living with disability, and their carers, isolation from friends and their community remains a major problem. Our programs provide respite for those people and can inject some much needed fun back into a challenging situation. Disability Macarthur have after school and vacational programs for disabled kids, support groups for parents, daytime activities available and centre based respite. There are, also, overnight respite options.

The Macarthur Difference began 30 years ago and emerged out of the recognition that families with disabled kids needed crisis respite. It has grown, as our communities have grown, and the range of programs now offered supports many families within the region. We make sure that we focus on your specific needs; and we are continuing to develop new programs based on this awareness. We offer support for children with disabilities and their families, and adults with disability and their carers and families. These community based respite programs are designed to support carers, who may be isolated from their friends and their community. Disability care is something that we all can contribute to; and make a more socially inclusive community for us all to enjoy.

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