Flowerdale Cottage continues to bloom after 20 years | Liverpool City Champion

Mon Sep 26, 2016

After operating in the community for the past 20 years, Liverpool’s Flowerdale Cottage is getting bigger and better.

The cottage, run by non-profit organisation Flourish Australia, is expanding to support additional offerings and help more than 80 additional people from across south west Sydney with their mental health recovery journeys.

This has been made possible thanks to package funding made available under the government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

To coincide with national Mental Health Month, the cottage is holding an open day on October 14 to celebrate.

“The arrival of the NDIS has been a game changer of sorts for Flowerdale Cottage,” said manager Kathy Molnar-Simpson.

“It means we can open our doors further than ever before to support local people who live with mental health issues.

“This marks a significant turning point in the 20 years that Flowerdale Cottage has been operating.”

The journey to recovery would have never happened if local resident Georgios Galanas did not attended the cottage’s open day last year.

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