Many disabled people feel isolated in our community. And, often, their carers feel the same way. Our disability services advocate is there to speak with them, the local church and the broader community about their needs. The Disability Advocate is also able to give church members a better understanding of how to care for people with a disability.
Disability Services Vision
Our Disability Services programme aims to demonstrate the character of God by providing fresh hope and care for people of all ages with a disability who are most vulnerable. Our vision is to provide them and their carers with care and support in the name of Jesus, and to be a place where we can speak with them to the church and the broader community about their needs.
Our Disability Advocate aims to provide information, education and support to PCNSW to enable PCNSW to better understand disability and how to care for people with a disability within the Church and the community.
In 2013 Jericho Road appointed Mr Jason Forbes to the newly created position of Disability Advocate. Historically, people with disabilities were accommodated in large institutions – out of sight and out of mind. Today, people with disabilities live dispersed throughout the community. People are now much likely to be touched by disability either directly or indirectly, including local congregations.
In keeping with the Jericho Road purpose and vision the position of Disability Advocate has been created to provide information, education and support to PCNSW which will enable Jericho Road and PCNSW to better understand disability from a biblical basis and how to care for people with a disability within the church and the community.
Jason is also involved with the Luke14 Project (run by CBM) which helps churches to develop ministry to and with people with a disability and he will be helping to implement this programme across PCNSW.
If you would like to know more, Jason can be contacted via the contact form below: