Not for profit disability support provider, Central Coast Disability Network (CCDN), has welcomed the announcement from the State Government that imminent funding cuts to disability advocacy services have been reversed.

The funding cuts, which were due to come into place in July this year, would have seen CCDN’s advocacy branch, Central Coast Advocacy Service cease providing advocacy support to people with a disability on the Central Coast.

Jenny MacKellin, Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Disability Network, said that this announcement means that CCDN will be able to continue offering these important services until 2020.

“Our Central Coast Advocacy Service offers support to those living with a disability in our local area who require assistance with representing their interests, speaking out for their rights, accessing and participating in the community, navigating the NDIS and making important decisions about their support needs,” said Ms MacKellin.

“Adam Crouch MP, Member for Terrigal, has been a great help in advocating on our behalf and being a voice for people with a disability on the Central Coast. On behalf of CCDN, I would like to thank him for his immense support.

“This is a great win for both CCDN and people on the Central Coast who are living with a disability and need assistance in having their voice heard,” she concluded.

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