As we make our way into a new decade, F2L reflected on the most popular posts on our Facebook page in 2019.
Winning by a mile was our post in January about an initiative established by Australian charity Help2Help to provide training and employment opportunities for people with disability.
The organisation had opened its second Ratha’s Place café in Oak Flats on the NSW South Coast, following the success of its first café in St Marys, in Sydney which provides training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The aim of the cafe is to show that disability is a label and that the people behind that label are bursting with ability. The good news is that Help2Help is due to set up a third Ratha’s Place café in Luddenham, Sydney soon!
Next up in breaking news (and post popularity) in February, we revealed NDIS participants will find it easier to replace their assistive technology to enable them to continue to pursue their goals following the introduction of simpler processes
Posted in March, a new program designed to empower the deaf community in Western Australia through entrepreneurship education was our third biggest hit. Co-created by profit for purpose organisation Access Plus WA Deaf in partnership with entrepreneurship educator and consultancy Gemstar, the HiddenGems program is designed to equip deaf and hard of hearing people with essential skills that are required to start and run a business.
And who would have thought an announcement in August about F2L would light up Facebook with the news we were increasing our newsletter’s frequency from fortnightly to weekly? Increasing demand for more information from the disability sector drove the move and we’ve been powering on ever since.
Lastly, Sunnyfield Disability Services moved into fifth spot by hosting its seventh annual indoor sports day for people with disability at the Tamworth Sports Dome in August. The indoor sports day is an annual highlight for participants, many of whom travelled from as far afield as Narrabri, Gunnedah, Armidale, Inverell and Glen Innes. Over 120 participants enjoyed individual and team events such as javelin, soccer, egg and spoon races and the giant tunnel ball race. (pictured).