The museum with no steps
HOUSE with no Steps has opened a museum at their location in Alstonville, commemorating the outstanding achievements of Lionel Watts, founder of the organisation and ambassador for people living with a disability.
Mr Watts contracted polio while working in the corporate world in the 1950s, and as a result was left a paraplegic with very limited movement.
He was then told he would never work again, despite his intelligence, his experience and corporate knowledge.
Realising the appalling lack of socialisation and opportunities for people living with a disability, Mr Watts dedicated his life to creating opportunities for people with a disability to work and gain independence and respect.
After 50 years in operation, House with no Steps is currently a leading provider of employment and community services in the Australian Disability sector across 160 locations in the ACT, NSW and QLD.