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travel A world-first luxury resort for people with spinal cord injuries has opened on Sydney’s northern beaches. Life's a beach Resort manager James Dakin world-class carers so all you have accessibility for people with spinal to do is relax and enjoy your stay at injury, with a state-of-the-art therapy beautiful Collaroy.” area, gymnasium and expert staff who T he $22 million Sargood on bring with them, and is staffed with said the resort bridges luxury and New South Wales Minister of are up-to-date with the latest research Disability Services Raymond Craig and evidence-based innovations Williams recently visited Sargood on in spinal injury management and Collaroy to celebrate “this pioneering recreational therapy. initiative in education, recreation, “Sargood on Collaroy provides Collaroy has uninterrupted people with spinal cord injuries and views of the beach and their families a unique experience and wellness support for people with spinal cord injuries. “The resort is invaluable for people includes 17 specially built, self- to stay in a luxury resort built for full living with spinal cord injury, and I contained apartments. accessibility,” Mr Dakin said. applaud the staff for their commitment Activities include adaptive surfing, adaptive yoga and adaptive shooting. “The resort includes equipment that guests would usually have to to improving the resilience, self- management and community inclusion of people with spinal cord injury,” Minister Williams said. During his visit, Minister Williams learned about the resort’s unique design, exploring the bedrooms, common areas and recreational facilities. He met guests and staff at the resort to learn first-hand the impact that it is having on those with spinal cord injuries in Australia. Mr Dakin said he was pleased Minister Williams was, “able to see first-hand how guests benefit through use of the resort’s specialised gym, riding waves in the adaptive surfing program, and how guests can enjoy and learn from the community of people who live with similar injuries 54 travel