New look for disability hub

Aruma CEO, Dr Martin Laverty, re-opens thee refurbished facility

Disability groups at Wyoming now have a more modern community hub following a major refurbishment.

The Wyoming Hub, operated by Aruma Disability Services, re-opened with a new look on Tuesday, August 29.

Refurbishment works began last April and were completed in July 2023 thanks to $320,000 in funding from the Department of Communities and Justice.

Celebrations to mark the opening of the new-look hub began at 10am with an Acknowledgement to Country from Nathan Dolin, an Aruma customer living with disability.

Aruma customer Nathan Dolin gave an Acknowledgement of Country

Also at the event were Aruma CEO, Dr Martin Laverty, senior stakeholders, Aruma customers and staff.

Laverty described the refurbishment as a significant investment which will continue meeting the needs and wellbeing of people living with a disability on the Central Coast.

“We take great pride in our hub which has been an active focal point in supporting the general health and wellbeing of our customers,” he said.

“For many years, this community hub has delivered a range of innovative programs, educational and social services and activities.

“The ‘new-look’ hub incorporates improved access and space for people with a disability to create new opportunities that will continue to meet their individual goals.

“It can continue its role as a vibrant social centre for our community in the Central Coast.

“We have to move away from this idea of accessing the community, but rather inviting our community to change, to enable sincere and genuine social inclusion.

“So no matter what your ability, you are recognised, your human rights are fulfilled within our society.”

The hub is located at 289 Henry Parry Dr, Wyoming.

Aruma Disability Services