Sing & Grow

Sing and Grow

Lifestart will be hosting music sessions supported by accredited therapists from Sing and Grow and Lifestart staff.

Who can attend?

Parents and carers are invited to join with their children. Space is limited to 10 families. This is not a drop-in group and a commitment to the 8 weeks is required.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are 1 hour and are held for 8 weeks.


Eastern Sydney
Thursdays, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, 16 July - 3 September 2015
Chifley Public School, Mitchell Street, Malabar
Tel: 9311 0177

Wednesdays, 9.45 am - 10.45 am, 29 July – 16 September 2015,
Fairy Meadow Community Centre, Guest Park Princess Highway, Fairy Meadow    
Tel: 4226 3687

Tuesdays, 10.30 am - 11.30 am, 21 July - 8 September 2015
HECIS, 12 Stewart Street, South Windsor
Tel: 9868 5066

Thursdays, 10.30 am - 11.30 am, 23 July 2015 to 10 September 2015
Oatley Cottage, Georges River Campus, Oatley
Tel: Adam on 9311 0177

Please register your interest by contacting the above centres.

Social Inclusion Week

Social Inclusion Week is from the 22nd to the 30th of November 2014 this year.

It aims to help ensure all Australians feel included and valued equally.

Giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in all society has to offer. 

It’s about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends in order to build and strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help themselves.

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NSW disability organisations, practitioners and community groups were recognised on Wednesday night by the Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC, for their innovative approaches to service delivery.

At a ceremony attended by 170 guests from across the disability sector, winners and finalists of the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards were thanked by the Minister for their contribution to greater inclusion, choice and flexibility for people with disability

The Awards celebrate the many creative initiatives developed by non-government disability service providers and community groups who are thinking beyond traditional support models.

Winners and finalists ranged from services:

  • supporting young people seeking employment;
  • raising awareness around sexuality for people with disability;
  • placing people with disability at the centre of their workforce planning; and
  • creating new TAFE courses to support the transition to open employment.

Lifestart was awarded as a finalist for the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards recognised for excellence in the disability sector in the category of excellence in workforce development. Lifestart cited the CPOSS project and the implementation of our Contemporary Practice Framework in our nomination. Development of the CPOSS model flowed from the Contemporary Practice Framework.

“Good innovation comes from improved understanding of your service users. This means developing solutions that are better, more attractive, more effective and more sustainable. Innovation is turning a great idea into an even better reality” Scott Holz, NDS NSW State Manager said.