Adults with a disability on the Darling Downs have better access to better services with the opening of the new Endeavour Foundation centre in Toowoomba, Minister for Disability Services, Curtis Pitt said today.

Mr Pitt officially opened the Endeavour Foundation’s Learning and Lifestyle Centre, after the State Government contributed $500,000 towards the new centre.

“It’s $500,000 well-spent in my books. You would be hard-pressed to find carers more committed to looking after the needs of adults with a disability on the Darling Downs than right here at the Endeavour Foundation’s new centre,” Mr Pitt said.

“Staff here will be able to deliver services and support to more than 140 local adults with a disability. They’ll provide training in literacy and numeracy, computer skills, money handling, road safety, health, physical activity and craft.”

Services delivered at the centre include activities such as visits to parks, shopping centres, libraries, galleries and sporting facilities.

Mr Pitt commended the Endeavour Foundation for its contribution to the development of the centre, which features modern, spacious indoor and outdoor meeting areas to accommodate the needs of adults who access the centre’s services.

“It’s important for the State Government to work in partnership with community agencies such as the Endeavour Foundation. We can achieve so much more by working together,” he said.

Mr Pitt said the State Government has provided funds of more than $50 million this financial year to Endeavour Foundation services across the state to help them help others.

“Their work is important and we, as a government, recognize that they are making a real difference to people’s lives,” Mr Pitt said.