LOCAL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY TO BENEFIT FROM LAYING CHOOKS PROGRAM
Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson and Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, today announced funding of nearly $2000 to Sunnyfield Disability Services for their Laying Chooks program.
Mr Anderson said the program will provide people with disability an accessible chicken house where they can accommodate chickens and use their eggs to learn how to prepare meals.
“People with disability who will benefit from this service are very enthusiastic about the laying chooks program,” Mr Anderson said.
“No longer will we be asking what came first, the chicken or the egg, because it’s clear that the clients at Sunnyfield come first.”
This announcement follows the already thriving kitchen garden and compost established from seed by people with disability, which is also used through the healthy cooking program.
Mr Williams praised Sunnyfield for its commitment to supporting people with disability and their families and carers.
“I’m impressed with Sunnyfield’s effort to provide people with disability the opportunity to learn how to cook fresh and nutritious meals straight from their garden,” Mr Williams said.
Sunnyfield Regional Manager New England North West Ada Maughan said the funding will make a wonderful impact.
“This funding will help people with disability in Gunnedah to continue to develop life skills, explore new and exciting healthy eating options and take part in cultivating fresh produce,” Ms Maughan said.
“Sunnyfield is extremely grateful for this funding, which will create hours of interest for clients.”
Sunnyfield is a registered not-for-profit charity that delivers accommodation services, assistance with daily life, supported employment, and clinical services to more than 1800 clients of all age groups across NSW and the ACT.