A morning tea was held at Lithgow’s VERTO on Monday December 4, in celebration of International Day of People with Disability.
Friends, clients and employees gathered at 10.30am for a morning filled with delectable delights.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on December 3 each year.
It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and to celebrate their achievements and contributions.
This year’s theme was to ‘transform towards a sustainable and resilient society for all’. Its principle to ‘leave no one behind’.
It empowered people with a disability to be active contributors to society.
VERTO Disability Client consultant Kerrie Taylor-Dent said holding the morning tea was to celebrate their own clients with disabilities and raise awareness.
“We deal with clients who have disabilities and we help them study things they are interested in which then leads to employment,” she said.
“We also assist our clients with study material, work-related clothes and surrounding things they might need in the work place.”
VERTO also assisted those with a Centrelink benefit who needed help to find a job or study.