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Accessible playground to help local kids with a disability

NSW Minister for Disability Services visits Prairiewood centre to announce funds for upgrade

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Prairiewood site is to be given a makeover thanks to the generosity of the NSW Government.

$25,000 in funding has been announced for Cerebral Palsy Alliance to construct an accessible playground at its site in Restwell Road Prairiewood.

The funds will also be used for construction of a carpark for use by clients, their families and the 50-strong team of therapists and staff who work from the Prairiewood site

‘Our centre at Prairiewood provides much needed support and services for several hundred children and adults with cerebral palsy from south-western Sydney’, said Rob White, CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

‘The new accessible playground will not only be great fun for the kids when they come for their regular therapy sessions, but it will also assist with strength development, coordination and movement.

‘All kids love to play and we can’t wait to see the smiles on our young clients’ faces when they are able to enjoy the new playground.’

The funding will also enable the existing carpark at the Prairiewood site to be extended and upgraded.

The current carpark is too small to cater for the large number of clients and staff who attend the centre each day. It also floods during periods of heavy rain.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Prairiewood site offers a range of services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, flexible respite/leisure programs, exercise physiology and gym groups. It also accommodates sector-wide and student training.

The NSW Minister for Disability Services, The Hon. John Ajaka  MLC and the Member for Smithfield, Andrew Rohan, visited Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Prairiewood centre to announce the funding.

Released on 2 Jun 2014