ARC walks for social inclusion

September 17, 2015 | Posted by devimadmin | in ARC News

ARC employees took a step towards social inclusion this week by walking through Parramatta with over 1,000 members of the community to participate in Northcott’s annual ‘Walk With Me” event.

Northcott is one of Australia’s leading organisations providing programs and services for disabled children and adults, and their families. Walk with Me is a short walk for some, and a real challenge for others and is an opportunity to support and celebrate the diversity within our community in an inclusive and festive environment.

ARC employees took part to show our support for Northcott and the wonderful work they do for people with disabilities.

ARC Business Development Manager, Rachael Northcott stated, “It was so amazing to see everyone, abled and disabled taking part in such a fantastic event, having bucket loads of fun and participating as one.”

This event recognises the inspirational attitudes and achievements of the 20% of our population who have a disability. ARC are incredibly proud to support Northcott and the wonderful work they do.We were lucky enough to hear Ellie Cole, Walk With Me ambassador and Paralympian, talk about her experience in professional sports with a disability, as well as her work with Northcott. At the end of the walk, Australian Idol Winners, Wes Carr and Damien Leith performed for the crowd.

ARC recognises the extent of the challenges that disabled people face. We offer Certificate III in Disability (CHC30408) and Certificate IV in Disability (CHC40312). These qualifications have a multitude of potential career outcomes, including disability support worker, care assistant, social educator and many more.

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