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Over the past almost 90 years

Wheeling & Able (formerly Newcastle & District Crippled Children’s Association) commenced in 1932 when the Newcastle Rotary Club identified 95 children with a disability residing in the district. 

These children were assisted with surgical appliances and medical aids and our charity began.

Our organisation has had varous name changes, finally settling on Wheeling & Able in 2012.

In 1934 the association was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the purpose of providing equipment and resources to children with  physical disabilities in the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions.

Wheeling  & Able operated “Weeroona” House on the shores of Belmont Bay for many years as a respite and holiday home for many children in the Hunter before it was sold in 1999.

We are presently on the lookout for a replacement.

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) in 2013 meant that much of the equipment previously funded by Wheeling & Able was now being provided by the NDIS.

Today, Wheeling & Able considers all applications on merit and may be able to assist your child where the NDIS has not.
Our assistance is limited to children under the age of 18 with a physical disability, living in the Hunter New England region.

If you require assistance, please review and complete the Application on our “Apply” page.