North West Disability Services Inc aims to enhance the quality of
life of people with disabilities and their carers principally in the
North Western area of Sydney while not limited to that geographical
area, by providing quality respite, skills development, information and
other services in ways that are flexible to meet individual needs.
Some phone numbers you might find helpful to have at hand are:
Conie Ave (HADPAC) – 9686 4155
Lavender Cottage – 9686 4561
Gemhill Cottage (Respite Service) – 9634 7531 ( office) / 9634 6110 ( house)
Aberdoon House - 8814 5844
Opal Cottage - 4578 5733
May June 2013
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Carer's Morning Tea
WHEN: On the second Tuesday of every Month.
TIME: 9.15am – 11am
WHO: Any carer who would like to attend
WHERE: Lavender Cottage, Building 33 in the Balcombe Heights Estate (on Seven Hills Rd, opposite Jasper Rd School)
PHONE: 9686 4561
At a recent evaluation meeting it was stated, by the Carers who have been attending this morning tea, it is a wonderful opportunity to regularly get together with those who have similar concerns, joys and loads - “it is a great time to just sit and chat with others who know what it is like”
We invite you to feel welcome to come along to the beautiful surrounds of Lavender Cottage, enjoy some delicious home baked morning tea, a cuppa and the relaxing company of new friends
For further information call Frances, Rhonda, or Michelle on 9686 4561
Valuable External Information and Links
After school – what then? is a workshop specifically for parents of students with developmental disability in years 9, 10, 11 or 12 who will need ongoing formal support after leaving school.
This workshop is about preparing and planning for when a student with disability, who will need ongoing support, leaves school. It is suitable for families of students with disability who are approaching the end of high school. read more>>
My Choice Matters - new website
My Choice Matters is the new website of the NSW Consumer Development Fund regarding person-centred support. If interested, you can sign up for a newsletter at this site to keep up to date as My Choice Matters commences in March.
As at 15th January, 2013
Community & Advocacy Agencies Information Forum
The forum aims to provide a better understanding of housing issues especially in regards to appeals rights/processes
for those who are deemed ineligible for certain types/level of housing assistance and moreso with the ongoing changes in the sector.
Registrations will close on 1st March 2013. HAC Forum Blacktown 2013 Invitation HAC Forum Blacktown 2013 Registration Form
for further information visit www.hac.nsw.gov.au
As at 17th January,2013