The following information regarding other service organisations may be useful to you.
Where there are links you can go directly to the websites. Phone numbers have been included for all services listed. Please note that by providing the information below Council is not endorsing one organisation over another.
The Aged Care Rights Service (TARS)
Contact: 9281 3600
Advocacy service for residents of aged care facilities including nursing homes, hostels, retirement villages, boarding houses and Community Aged Care Packages.
Alzheimer's Association of NSW
Supports people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers.
Contact: 9805 0100 or 1800 639 331
Arthritis Foundation of NSW
Contact: 9683 1622
Support and education for people with arthritis
1. Commonwealth Carelink Centres
Provides information to the disabled, carers and frail aged regarding services available in the community.
Phone: 1800 052 222
2. Carers NSW
Provides support, information and advice for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged. Carers NSW is the Peak Body for carers in NSW.
Provides financial information about benefits etc.
Phone: 13 1021
Deaf Society of NSW
Contact: 9893 8555.
Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA)
The DVA provide a range of benefits for eligible veterans and their families , such as:
pensions - e.g. age, service, disability, war widows' and widowers' pensions as well as income support supplement and allowances.
Services cater for eligible current and past Australian Defence Force personnel. You can speak to the DVA about issues dealing with health care, counselling and referral services, home care, community support etc.
Phone: General enquiries number: 133 254
Guide Dog Association of NSW
Contact 9211 1611
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability offers information and referral service for people with an intellectual disability, their carers and families.
Lower North Shore Stroke Recovery Group
Contact: 9969 4985
The Motor Neurone Disease Association of New South Wales Inc
Telephone: +612 8877 0999
Free call: 1800 640 144 (NSW only)
Fax: +612 9816 2077
National Dementia Behaviour Advisory Service
Contact: 1300 366 448
24 hour/7 days a week telephone service to assist those who care for people with dementia.
The Northern Sydney Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
Contact: 1800 059 059 or 9884 7599
Offers in home respite for carers - short term & emergency.
For those needing longer term assistance, please contact one of the HACC services providers
Self Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH)
Contact: 9144 7586 (voice and TTY)
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia provides suitable accommodation for young people with severe spinal cord injuries. Our services now extend our services to all people with physical disabilities.
Contact: 02 9661 8855.
Technical Aid to the Disabled
Contact: 9808 2022
Provides custom designed aids for people with disabilities as well as modifying existing commercial items to suit individual needs. Offers a computer loans service to eligible clients.
In 2004 Vision Australia was formed following the merger of the Royal Blind Society (RBS), the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB) and Vision Australia Foundation (VAF).
Contact: 9334 3333