Today we were thrilled to announce that Next Step Disability Services (NSDS) has joined Basketball Ballarat for 2019. Selkirk Ballarat Rush player Chanise Jenkins joined Sara Mangere and Nadia Smyth from NSDS as the announcement.
Chanise was grateful of the support from a community minded organisation. “It’s great to be partnering here with, caring for adults with disabilities and helping the community but excited to have them come along to a few games this season.” Chanise said.
‘My older sister Chavonne is also deaf so it’s refreshing to see others here caring about the community & disability community’ Chanise ended with.
Sara from Next Step Disability Services was looking forward to the opportunities with Basketball Ballarat.
“We are really excited to partner with Basketball Ballarat, it’s so important for people with disabilities to have access to activities in an exclusive safe space & something Ballarat desperately needs” Sara said.
It is great to have Next Step Disability Services supporting Basketball Ballarat into the future as we all grow in the community together.
About Next Step Disability Services
Next Step Disabilities (NSDS) is a NDIS registered provider of adult disability services for Ballarat and surrounding areas. Our experienced and qualified staff aim to deliver a person centred and professional service to all our clients. We carefully match our support staff to your needs and create detailed lifestyle profiles to better understand your individual needs and goals.
We offer a wide range of services for our clients ranging from personal care, participation in the community, personal skill development programs, supported independent living, and our group centre, Next Step Community Hub.
The partnership with Ballarat Basketball aligns perfectly with Next Step’s mission. We are driven to empower people living with a disability by creating supports and services that promote independence and a sense of acceptance and belonging in the community. We are excited to have this opportunity for people living with a disability to access and develop a love for sport.
Next Step Director Glenn Smyth, and family have played basketball for many years and have seen the direct benefits of Basketball as a game that is accessible to people of all abilities, promoting community inclusion, friendship and fitness.