New disability support service opens

Allied health professionals, families, GPs and educators are invited to attend the opening day of Personalised Support Systems, a new disability service hub opening in Sunbury this Sunday May 28. Doors are open from 9am until 2pm at 1/57-59 Horne Street.

Director of Personalised Support Systems and Sunbury local Fernando Berghella, says that as a local who works in disability support, “I realised that this area and community desperately require services like these, so I decided to expand this existing service”.

Fernando Berghella
Fernando Berghella.

“With 200 signed up we are now at capacity and have a waiting list of 40 – even before we are open”

Member for Sunbury, MP Josh Bull, who will be attending Sunday’s event, says: “Having visited the Sunbury Hub recently, I understand how important a space like this is for promoting a sense of belonging, social inclusion and offering opportunities for young people living with a disability.”

“This will be a vital service offering invaluable support to our community. So, I thank Personalised Support Systems for investing in Sunbury and surrounds.”

Berghella says: “We are youthful, family orientated and will always be present in times of desperate need.” 

The new service has created jobs for around 150 people, says the firm.

During Sunday’s open day, those who are interested in using the space or services can do a walkthrough of the facility, as well as enjoy activities such as live music and entertainment, a magician, balloon and face painting, food and beverage trucks, marquees and program trials.