Kariong’s Sunnyfield kitchen is in action after a $32,835 grant from Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch.
Sunnyfield Kariong is a not-for-profit and part of a chain of disability services providing support for 2,000 people nationwide, with the grant funding being used to upgrade the Kariong site to improve accessibility and usage for all of Sunnyfield Kariong’s clients.
“Our local Sunnyfield provides invaluable services for all abilities in our community, enriching people’s lives through support, opportunities, and skills for clients and are well-deserving recipients of the funding,” Tesch said.
The kitchen was upgraded with new shelving, flooring, exhaust fans, tiles, cabinetry, plumbing and electrical work and the centre bench was rebuilt to allow for wheelchair access.
Tesch said things that seem little make a big difference in accessibility.
“Seeing a fully accessible and functioning centre bench is a huge step forward in Sunnyfield and allows those who don’t enjoy the dancing activity on Friday’s to instead invest their time in cooking.
“This upgrade is an example of a little step towards a brighter future for accessibility, evoking smiles on the faces of Sunnyfield clients and on me as well,” Tesch said.
Media release, Jun 6
Liesl Tesch MP