Ability Links Staff Receive Premier's Award

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Member for Oatley Mark Coure and Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams today congratulated staff behind the disability support program Ability Links for receiving a Premier’s Award for Public Service.

Ability Links, a $44 million NSW Government initiative, is delivered by staff known as ‘Linkers’, who help people with disability, their carers and family to build on their strengths and skills in order to achieve their goals.

Mr Williams congratulated the team on winning a Premier’s Award in the Improving Government Services category.

“Ability Links is a fantastic program that empowers people with disability, their families and carers to achieve their goals and build their future on their terms,” Mr Williams said.

“The program has been an amazing success since beginning in 2013, and receiving a Premier’s Award is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of Linkers right across NSW.”

Mr Coure said Ability Links is a great asset to the area and thanked all those involved for their dedication to local people with disability.

“Congratulations to all the Linkers. Your hard work brings our community together and supports people with disability, their carers and family to plan for their future,” Mr Coure said.   

More than 110,000 people with disability, their families and carers have benefited from Ability Links across NSW.

The program is delivered by 347 Ability Linkers across NSW. To find out more about Ability Links, visit www.abilitylinksnsw.org.au.