ConnectAbility Australia was founded in 1992 by a group of community members and families to meet the needs of people to access community based resources, facilities and services. We provide a broad range of personalised supports to older community members, children and young people and people with disabilities. ConnectAbility participants reside throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland and other Lower Hunter local government areas. Our approach is personal, flexible and centred on the person. Whether you are attending one of our Friendship Groups as an older person, a playgroup, community education sessions, or are a person with a disability looking to achieve goals and dreams ConnectAbility will work with you. Dependent on your requirements, ConnectAbility can assist people with in-home personal care and domestic assistance, shopping and meal preparation, assistance with medication management, social supports and respite care both in-home and in the community. We look at creating meaningful relationships and true inclusion for people within the community. There are a number of community education and support opportunities offered such as language classes, vacation programs for school children, and youth and family counselling. We actively seek community and corporate supports and partners to further enhance opportunities and outcomes. This could involve skill sharing, donations, staff giving or time for employees to spend in ConnectAbility with those we support. The support we receive from community and corporate partners allows ConnectAbility to directly support and assist more people within the Hunter community giving us stronger and more connected communities. ConnectAbility Australia is a not for profit incorporated association, and is registered as a gift deductible recipient with tax charity concessions. We are governed by a Board consisting of volunteer community and consumer representatives.