A joint initiative by Uniting Ability Links and The Ross Hutchison Foundation is helping people with disabilities drive towards their freedom.
Nepean Blue Mountains Linker Paul Steward, from Uniting Ability Links, said the program is tailored to reducing the obstacles people face in gaining a licence.
“Uniting Ability Links donated a car and funding for the year to a driving program that helps people obtain their 120 hours required,” he said.
“It’s for people with disability, it’s for people with mental health issues, people who are disadvantaged some way at home.
“We will give them free driving lessons. We’ve got volunteer driving instructors and we work with The Ross Hutchison Foundation.”
The program is also for the Aboriginal community or other locals who may be struggling.
By being able to get their licence, more opportunities for people are activated including autonomy for work and personal life. For more information, contact Mr Steward on 0475 807 998.
Emily Newton is the Weekender’s police and political reporter. Emily is also the Weekender’s Senior Journalist.