The new office will assist the anticipated 10,000 Hunter people with a disability who will be eligible for DisabilityCare (formerly NDIS) over the next three years.
Bishop Bill Wright will join staff, clients and carers of CatholicCare, politicians, leaders and representatives from other disability service providers for the opening and blessing of the new building at 10.30am, Hilltop Plaza Mall.
Currently people from the Newcastle LGA with an eligible disability can enter the scheme and CatholicCare's trained staff will be located directly opposite Disability Care Australia (formerly NDIS) to assist anyone who walks through the door. CatholicCare will also offer counselling services from the new building.
CatholicCare Disability Services Manager, Lou Rak, said staff are looking forward to having the opportunity to talk with individuals and carers about their options and how CatholicCare can further assist them.
"I invite anyone who wants to drop in and have a chat with us to please do so and we'd be happy to go over our services, support and programs in more detail and see how we can assist you," she said.
At the opening, Bishop Bill will also introduce newly-appointed Director of CatholicCare, Lisa Short, who has high hopes for the organisation and its future growth.
"I am looking forward to growing the organisation further and am particularly honoured to be present during the opening of our new disability services building at Charlestown. I know this is just the start of assisting even more people in our community and that's a very exciting prospect," she said.
Read the full press release concerning the new CatholicCare office. To learn more about the services that CatholicCare provides, please visit the CatholicCare website.