Champions to live life their way to raise awareness
THREE local champions for people with disabilities have been made ambassadors for the Living Life My Way project.
Tracy Barrell from Banora Point, Milena Morrow from Terranora and Cheryl Gardner from Bogangar will help raise community awareness about disability reform in NSW.
"This is an extraordinary group of people, who have truly inspiring stories to share with others," minister for disability services Andrew Constance said.
"They have first-hand experience of living with disability and they all share the common desire to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of others."
Mr Constance said the project was another important stepping stone towards making NSW ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
"I know the community is excited about this long-awaited disability reform, but there is also some uncertainty," he said.
"Our ambassadors and champions will be able to share their stories in how they have managed their supports and thrived under a person-centred disability system.''