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Life Without Barriers joins race to vaccinate

Life Without Barriers has a dedicated disability vaccination hub in Newcastle for people with a disability and their support staff.

NDIS “thin on the ground” in remote Australia

NDIS services are "thin on the ground" in remote Australia and First Nations people continue to experience disability at much higher rates.

Update to face mask rules and restrictions

If you cannot wear a face mask you must carry supporting paperwork, an update on NSW Government COVID-19 rules out today.

Wallsend woman charged after fraudulently receiving benefits from NDIS

A woman will face court after she was charged with fraudulently receiving benefits from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In November 2020, detectives from Quakers Hill Police Area Command commenced an investigation...

Connor’s inspiring story of life with rare disease

In this first-person piece, Newcastle's Connor Fitzpatrick, who suffers from Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) and LOC - a fairly rare subtype of Junctional EB - shares his journey in a bid to...

Grant to give Firstchance children a new voice

Firstchance is hoping a $47,000 windfall will help its children avoid developing American accents. The money is a grant received from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation on 11 June. It will be used by...