following information regarding other service organisations may
be useful to you.
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
Aged Care Rights Service (TARS)
service for residents of aged care facilities including nursing
homes, hostels, retirement villages, boarding houses and Community
Aged Care Packages.
Association of NSW
people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families
Contact: 9805 0100 or 1800 639 331
Foundation of NSW
education for people with arthritis
information to the disabled, carers and frail aged regarding services
available in the community.
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
financial information about benefits etc.
Society of NSW
Contact: 9893 8555.
Department of Veteran's Affairs (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
Phone: General enquiries number: 133 254
Guide Dog Association of NSW
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
Freecall: 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.
Sydney Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
1800 059 059 or 9884 7599
home respite for carers - short term & emergency.
needing longer term assistance, please contact one of the HACC services
Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH)
Contact: 9144 7586 (voice and TTY)
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).