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Links to useful websites

Below are links to organisations we feel may be useful to our clients. Please note that Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Mid North Coast is not responsible for the content of external websites.

If you have a link that would be worth adding to our list please contact us and we will add it to the list (where appropriate).

If you live on the Far North Coast, from Red Rock to Tweed Heads visit the Far North Coast Centre website for more information.

Disability

  • Australian Huntington's Association - provides support services to families living with Huntington's Disease.
    www.ahdansw.asn.au
  • Brain Injury Association of New South Wales - advocacy body in NSW for people with an acquired brain injury, their families, carers and interested organisations.
    www.biansw.org.au
  • CP Australia - works towards creating a national focus on cerebral palsy .
    www.cpaustralia.com.au
  • Dept Ageing Disability and Home Care (Disability) – provides  people with a disability opportunities to participate in community life.
    www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au/dadhc/People+with+a+disability
  • Guide Dogs NSW - Providing assistance to people living with vision impairment.
    www.guidedogs.com.au
  • Independent Living Centre provide assistive technology solutions for individuals to live independently in the community.
    www.ilcnsw.asn.au
  • Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak body for people from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability and their families.
    www.mdaa.org.au
  • Spastic Centre services for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
    www.thespasticcentre.org.au
  • MS Society - information and resources for living with MS.
    www.mssociety.com.au
  • Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services - Search the IDEAS databases for specialty disability information.
    www.ideas.org.au
  • PARAQUAD NSW – Support for people with spinal cord injury to achieve their potential.
    www.paraquad.org.au/AboutParaQuad.aspx
  • Physical Disability Council of Australia - representing people with physical disability across the state.
    www.pdcnsw.org.au/
  • Program of Appliances for the Disabled - aids and appliances to assist eligible persons.
    www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2005/PD2005_563.html
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children -educational programs for children with hearing and/or vision impairment, including services for children with additional disabilities.
    http://www.ridbc.org.au/services/index.asp
  • Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - providing consumer based support and rehabilitation services to people with physical disabilities.
    www.scia.org.au/about_us
  • Technical Aid to the Disabled – providing technical aids to the disabled.
    www.technicalaidnsw.org.au/Services/index.php
  • Disability Advocacy NSW – represent the interests of people with all kinds of disability.
    www.pwd.org.au

Aged

  • For information about aged care in Australia contact the My Aged Care Australia Website which includes information from various sources as well as interactive features to assist people to make informed decisions about aged care options for themselves or their family members - visit www.myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.

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Carers

  • Carers Australia - Carers Australia represents the needs and interests of carers at the national leve. www.carersaustralia.com.au
  • Carers NSW - an association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental health problem, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
    www.carersnsw.asn.au 
  • Working Carers Support Gateway - help for people who are working AND caring.
    www.workingcarers.org.au

Young Carers

Mental Health

Other

  • National Public Toilet Map.
    www.toiletmap.gov.au
  • Bladder and Bowel website.
    www.bladderbowel.gov.au
  • Office of NSW Public Guardian.
    www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/opg
  • Human Rights Council of Australia - promotes understanding of and respect for human rights for all persons.
    www.hrca.org.au
  • The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is the peak council of the community services and welfare sector.
    www.acoss.org.au
  • NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog to make sure that the agencies they watch over fulfill their functions properly and improve their delivery of services to the public.
    www.nswombudsman.nsw.gov.au
  • In Touch Direct – continence advice products and services.
    www.intouchdirect.com.au
  • NSW Home Modifications and Maintenance Service - provide minor and major modifications which have been prescribed by an Occupational Therapist.
    www.nswhmms.org
  • Vision Australia -  providing services, facilities, and information to visually impaired persons.
    www.visionaustralia.org.au
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