About Windarring

History of Windarring

Windarring has a very proud history that grew from community action in 1972 under the inspirational leadership of Dr. John Connell, inaugural President, to support the parents living in the local area who had family members with an intellectual disability in order to give the parents a break each day.

The local community and service clubs were instrumental in raising funds to assist Windarring to establish in Kyneton. 40 years later, the support of the local community including Castlemaine and Gisborne is still essential in establishing partnerships to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to be included in the life of the community.

Windarring has developed and consolidated services to people with disabilities to become an essential community service organisation in the region and an essential partner in the lives of families.

Currently Windarring provides services to over 130 individuals and their parents and carers in Macedon Ranges and Mt Alexander Shires.

Windarring actively works within the broader community advocating on behalf of people with disability for access to mainstream services. We are affiliated with a number of key peak organisations and all levels of Government to enable input into policy that impact on the life of people we support.

Windarring employs a team of skilled and qualified disability support workers who are employed across programs and activities including Community Access, Recreation and Leisure, Respite/Supported Holidays and Supported Employment. Individuals and families can choose between 1:1 support, group activities or a combination of both to ensure they receive the support that suits the life they want to live.

Windarring is a Registered Disability Provider with both State and Federal Governments and has Quality Accreditation from International Standards Certification P/L (ISC).

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