Making connections with our Aboriginal communities

Over the last 12 months our Hunter team has been working hard to connect with the local Aboriginal community by establishing an Aboriginal Services Team.

Indigenous House with No Steps disability services customer sitting outside
July 26, 2016

Over the last 12 months our Hunter team has been working hard to connect with the local Aboriginal community.

The team saw a real need for services tailored towards Aboriginal people after the last census shared that approximately 13% of the Aboriginal population in the Hunter area reported as having a disability.

At the time, we had very few Aboriginal staff and customers in the Hunter region. Determined to change this, our Hunter team established an Aboriginal Services Team made up of Aboriginal support staff to provide culturally responsive services to Aboriginal people.

To date we are currently supporting more than 12 Aboriginal people with a disability and seeing some fantastic outcomes.