DARE Disability Support employee Belinda Simon needs your help to help others

Belinda Simon, a Blue Mountains resident of 40 years and a supported employee at DARE Disability Support, wants to help.

After watching the news and true crime shows on television, she saw that there was a lot of suffering and decided she wanted to do something about it.

Helping others: Belinda Simon lives with a permanent disability so many would assume she should be the person on the receiving end of charity.

Helping others: Belinda Simon lives with a permanent disability so many would assume she should be the person on the receiving end of charity.

Hit by a car in 1985, Ms Simon suffered a brain and physical injury. She lives with a permanent disability so many would assume she should be on the receiving end of charity. But Ms Simon's selfless nature means she doesn't think that way.

Having been hit by a car in 1985, Ms Simon suffered both a brain and physical injury

"I just don't like to see people go without," she said.

Liza Bielderman, training and support administrator at DARE Disability Support, said: "Belinda just came into my office one day and said 'I want to help people. How do I do it?' But she couldn't decide who she wanted to help first."

She now works in DARE's woodwork department painting surveyor stakes and pegs.

This is where Blue Mountains residents can help. If you know of a local group with which Ms Simon can volunteer, donate to or contribute in some manner, email aparkinson@daredisability.org.au.