Aged Care Providers

Accessible Living Options
369 Stewart St, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6338 2345
Email: contact@alo.org.au
Web:  www.alo.org.au
ALO assists frail aged people, people with disabilities and their carers to remain in their own homes.  ALO provides Case Management, Respite and  Compacks , a short term package of community care

Australian Unity Home Care Service
1 Padley St, Lithgow 2790
Contact: Leona MacDonald and Lisa Hanby
Tel: 1300 295 813
Email: lmacdonald@australianunity.com.au;
lhanby@australianunity.com.au

Catholic Healthcare – Community Service
51 Gorman’s Hill Road, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6323 1650
Email: admincentralwest@chcs.com.au
Web: www.catholiccommunityservices.com.au
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

HammondCare
PO Box 1135 Bathurst 2795
Tel: 1800 826 166
Email: gateway@hammond.com.au
Web: www.hammond.com.au
Contact: Jo Campbell Area Manager
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
HammondCare is an approved provider of Home Care Packages and In Home Flexible Respite

Southern Cross Care NSW/ACT
Tel: Home Care Intake is 9790 9407; reception 9790 9400
Email: homecare@sccliving.org.au
Web:  http://www.sch.org.au
Hours:  8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Uniting
72 Prince St, Orange 2800
Tel: 1800 864 846, 6393 4102
Mob: 0400 659 969
Email: rsharp@uniting.org
Web: www.uniting.org
Contact: Robyn Sharp, Manager Community Development West

UnitingCare
Jodie Stewart CEO Uniting Care Lithgow
2 Silcock St
Tel: 6351 4887
Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Email: manager@ucl.com.au
Respite, Social Support, Overnight Respite House subject to funding, Flexible Respite For Ageing Parents, Carers’ Packages,  Frail Age Wednesday Day Program

Support

Ability Links
Mob: 0475 812 350
Email: cpoulter@uniting.org
Hours: 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Caroline Poulter
Ability Links NSW supports people aged 9-64 living with a disability, their families & carers to live the life they want. It does this through linking people with their community.

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW
Tel: 1800 100 500
Email:  nsw.admin@alzheimers.org.au
Web: www.fightdementia.org.au;
Providing advocacy, support services, education and information for people with dementia and their families and carers.
Find us on Facebook @DementiaAustralia

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW
Tel: 1800 011 041
Email: info@arthritisnsw.org.au
Web: www.arthritisnsw.org.au
Contact: 02 9847 3300
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Tai Chi–Fridays
Find us on Facebook @ArthritisNSW
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW (AONSW) is a charitable and membership-based organisation that seeks to improve the quality of life for the 1 in 4 Australians affected by arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The organisation works to empower the individual to manage their own condition and health towards achieving their personal meaning of AONSW’s vision Freedom from Arthritis.
The organisation is a trusted source of evidence-based and up-to-date information on arthritis and its treatment, with education programs delivered across a number of platforms such as workshops, webinars and community awareness sessions. The health services team develops and delivers exercise programs tailored to the needs of people affected by arthritis, such as the popular Warm Water Exercise Classes. Each year, the organisation delivers two camps for children affected by juvenile arthritis: Camp Twinkletoes for children under 8 years old and their families, and Camp Footloose for children and young people aged 9 to 18 years.
AONSW engages with the community through a value-driven membership program, a network of support groups across NSW, publications such as Arthritis Matters, eNewsletter subscriptions, social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and a toll-free Arthritis Infoline which connects callers with health professionals.
As a charitable organization, AONSW recognizes the contribution of its donors, sponsors, members and other supporters that enable the development and delivery of its programs.

Carers NSW
Tel: 9280 4744
Carer Line: 1800 242 636
Email: contact@carersnsw.org.au
Web: www.carersnsw.org.au
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Provides carer information, support and counselling for all carers.
Find us on Facebook @carersnewsouthwales
Find us on Twitter @CarersNSW

Gorrie Ban (Caring for the Elderly)
Fatima Hall, Great Western Highway
Tel: 6352 1466
Mob: 0408 254 144
Contact: Christine Knott
Hours: Mondays only after 12.00 noon

LINC CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program)
1 Padley Street
Postal address:  PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077 for general enquires; 6354 5911 for food services; 6354 5909 for community lunch & social support; 6354 5908 for home maintenance & gardening.,
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: linc@linc.org.au
Web: https://linc.org.au/

Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

  • CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program):  For people who are frail aged.   You can you also get services from CHSP at 55yrs of age if you are aboriginal.  LINC CHSP services can help people to remain independent in their own homes.
  • CHSP Food Service: Hot meals home delivered on weekdays with frozen meals for weekends or to have on hand for your convenience.
  • CHSP Community Lunches: Outings for small groups of eligible people who may find it difficult to get out to socialise. Transport provided. Skilled staff members assist older people to enjoy outings to local cafes & restaurants.
  • Home Modification: Modifications can be made to assist with safety in the home. Assistance includes grabrails, handrails, ramps, bathroom alterations, handheld showers
  • Home Maintenance: Small handyman jobs such as minor repairs eg cupboard & door locks, mowing and weeding.
  • LINC café Flo’s Kitchen A daytime activity for older people. Held in the LINC hall at 1 Padley Street, Lithgow, three Tuesdays each month.  Refreshments and companionship with occasional special events. Suitable for carers to bring a family member or friend. Donation for a cuppa and a snack. Level access and disability accessible facilities. To enquire, leave a message with name and phone number on 6354 5914 or 6354 5909 and someone will return your call.
  • Social Support: Practical and social support can include shopping assistance, companionship, assistance to attend appointments.
  • Aged Day Centre Doreen’s Place Recreation and social activities for older people who are frail or have memory loss. A safe and suitable environment with level access. Offers a break for carers.   A fee is charged for the service. Funded by the Dept of Health & Ageing.
  • Overnight ADC Respite Care Doreen’s Place: Overnight Aged Day Care Respite in a homely environment for people who have memory loss.

Lithgow Community Garden
Cnr. Hoskins Avenue & Roy Streets, Lithgow
PCYC Lithgow
Tel: 0419 469 230
Email: leannewalding@bigpond.com
Meeting times: Please call for times
Community produce garden and social meeting place for all members of the community. Disability access available.
Find us on Facebook @policecitizensyouthclublithgow

LiveBetter Community Services
1 Ordnance Avenue Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 1800 580 580
Email: info@livebetter.org.au
AGED
v Support Coordination
v Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
v DETC
v Employed Carers
v Mental Health Respite
v RRBS
v Young Carers
OTHER SERVICES
v Home Modifications
v Community Transport

Portland Community Morning Tea
Mary O’Leary Centre
43 Willewa St Portland
Tel: 0477 727 114
Contact: Pat
Morning tea 10.30am 1st Tuesday of the month

My Aged Care
Tel: 1800 200 422
Web: myagedcare.gov.au
Hours Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 10am-2pm
Australian Government website for all information about aged care.

Nanna’s Touch
Tel: 0409 765 601
Email: nannastouch02@gmail.com
Contact Sue
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
SKILL & CONNECT – Support group for parents/carers and people with a disability needing assistance, guidance and a friendly ear. Everyone welcome. Social activities including Cooking and Sewing classes – bookings essential for these classes.
Find us on Facebook @nannastouch.autismsupport

National Dementia Helpline
Tel: 1800 100 500 for information and support
Email: nsw.helpline@alzheimers.org.au
Web: www.fightdementia.org.au

National Disability Coordination Officer
Mobile: 0458 489 597
Email: ndco@verto.org.au
Hours: 8.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Contact: Kris Lear
Find us on Facebook @NDCOwesternnsw

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
Tel: 1800 628 221
Web: www.elderabusehelpline.com.au/
Find us on Facebook

UnitingCare
2 Silcock St
Tel: 6351 4887
Email: disability2@ucl.com.au
Office hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Community Access and Day Program, Post School Program, Transition to Work, Community Participation Program, Community Access and Day Program, Life Choices,Active Ageing

Respite

Central West Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
Tel: 1800 052 222      .
After hours respite available if eligible, in the case of an emergency.
Web: www.carersnsw.org.au
Email: respite@livebetter.org.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
The Carer Respite Centre supports informal carers of people with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness or who are frail aged. We can assist eligible carers to access short term episodic planned or emergency respite. We also provide support for young carers.

LINC CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program)
Overnight Dementia Care
1 Padley Street
Tel: 6352 2077 for general enquires; 6354 5911 for food services; 6354 5909 for community lunch/social support; 6354 5908 for home maintenance,
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: linc@linc.org.au
Web: https://linc.org.au/
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Overnight care in a homely environment for people who have memory loss.  The cottage has a maximum of two visitors per night and experienced staff  members  provide individualised care. ACAT assessment of Dementia/Alzheimer’s is required for attendance. Contact 0409 522 232 or 6352 3360 for further information. A fee is charged for the service.

LINC Disability Services LUSY Program (Linking You Socially)
Drop in support 24 hours 7 days a week
1 Padley St:
PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Web: www.linc.org.au
Email: daniel@linc.org.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

LiveBetter Community Services
1 Ordnance Avenue Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 1800 580 580
Email: info@livebetter.org.au
AGED
v  Support Coordination
v  Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
v  DETC
v  Employed Carers
v  Mental Health Respite
v  RRBS
v  Young Carers
OTHER SERVICES
v  Home Modifications
v  Community Transport

UnitingCare
2 Silcock St
Tel: 6351 4887
Office hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Email: manager@ucl.com.au
v  Respite
v  Social Support
v  Overnight Respite House subject to funding
v  Flexible Respite For Ageing Parent Carers’ Packages
v  Disability Assistance Packages
v  Frail Age Wednesday Day Program
v  Saturday and Vacation Care Day Program for school aged children with a disability

Employment

Disability Employment Services

Dept. of Social Services
Tel: 1800 634 035
Web: www.dss.gov.au
Email: complaint@dss.gov.au
Disability Management Service is for job seekers with disability, injury or health condition who need assistance to find a job and occasional support to keep a job.
Employment Support Service provides assistance to people with permanent disability and who need regular, ongoing support to keep a job.

VERTO Disability Employment Services
84-88 Main Street
Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 6352 0900
Web: www.verto.org.au
Email: ktaylor_dent@verto.org.au
Helping people with permanent disability to gain sustainable employment
Find us on Facebook

Advocacy

Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW)
Tel: 1800 449 102
Email: info@cotansw.com.au
Web www.cotansw.com.au; www.facebook.com/cotansw
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm
COTA NSW works to empower & engage people over 50.

Disability Information Advocacy Service Inc
Room 10, 96 Russell St, Bathurst
Tel: 6332 2100
Email: admin@dias.net.au
Web: www.dias.net.au www.facebook.com/dias.net.au
Hours: From 9am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday
Contact: Sue Smidt
Find us on Facebook

Lithgow Aged Care Ltd Auxiliary
21 Beaufort St, Lithgow 2790
Mob: 0499 646 668
Email: faossie40@gmail.com
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm at Cooinda Homes with the aim of raising money for Cooinda & Tanderra Homes. Volunteers welcome.

Council for Intellectual Disability
Tel: 1800 424 065
Email: info@nswcid.org.au
Web: www.nswcid.org.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Contact:  Information Officer
Find us on Facebook
www.facebook.com/NSWCID

Portland Combined Pensioners Inc.
School of Arts, Cnr Villiers & Wolgan Streets Portland
Tel: 6355 5620
Meetings: last Wednesday of the month at 10am.
Contact Gloria Smith

Seniors Rights Service
Tel: 1800 424 079
Email: info@seniorsrightsservice.org.au
Web: seniorsrightsservice.org.au
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.
Find us on Facebook

Aged Care Providers

Accessible Living Options
369 Stewart St, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6338 2345
Email: contact@alo.org.au
Web:  www.alo.org.au
ALO assists frail aged people, people with disabilities and their carers to remain in their own homes.  ALO provides Case Management,  Respite  and  Compacks , a short term package of community care.

Australian Unity Home Care Service
1 Padley St
PO Box 226 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 0844, 6354 0841, 6354 0842
Email: Gloria.dyson@australianunityhcs.com.au;
Leona.MacDonald@australianunityhcs.com.au

Catholic Community Service
95 Rankin Street Bathurst
Tel: 6333 4300
Email: admincentralwest@chcs.com.au
Web: www.catholiccommunityservices.com.au
Hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday

Hammond Care
PO Box 1135 Bathurst 2795
Tel: 1800 826 166
Email: gateway@hammond.com.au
Web: www.hammond.com.au
Contact Jo Campbell Area Manager
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Southern Cross Care NSW/ACT
Tel: Home Care Intake is 9790 9458; reception 9790 9400
Email: homecare@sccliving.org.au
Web:  http://www.sch.org.au/
Office hours:  8.30am-4.30pm Monday – Friday

Uniting
72 Prince St, Orange 2800
Tel: 1800 864 846, 6393 4102
Mobile: 0400 659 969
Email: rsharp@uniting.org
Web: uniting.org
Contact Robyn Sharp, Manager Community Development West

UnitingCare
2 Silcock St
Tel: 6351 4887
Office hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Email: respite@ucl.com.au
Respite, Social Support, Overnight Respite House subject to funding,  Flexible Respite For Ageing Parents, Carers’ Packages,  Frail Age Wednesday Day Program

Accommodation

LiveBetter Community Services – Lithgow
1 Ordnance Avenue, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 1800 580 580
Email: info@livebetter.org.au
Aged Services: Support Coordination, Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre, DETC, Employed Carers,
Mental Health Respite, RRBS, Young Carers
Other Services: Home Modifications, Community Transport

LINC Disability Services Supported Accommodation Service
1 Padley St
PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 5902
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: jennie@linc.org.au
Web: https://linc.org.au/
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
LINC Disability Services provides support and assistance to enable people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

Lithgow Aged Care Ltd
38 Maple Crescent Lithgow 2790
Head Office 6352 3313
Email: headoffice@lithgowagedcareltd.com.au
Office hours: 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Working with residents and the community as partners in Aged Care.

Portland Tabulam Health Centre
Tabulam Cottage
20 Green Street Portland 2847
Tel: 6359 2666
Email: roslyen.perry@health.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days

Three Tree Lodge Lithgow Ltd
2a Col Drewe Drive
Tel: Administration 6354 2666; Care Office 6354 2662
Email: info@threetreelodge.com.au
Contact Kate Hurrell
Office hours: 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Treeview Estates
9 Col Drewe Drive
Tel: 1300 559 672 or 6352 2148
Email: info@treeview.com.au
Web: www.treeview.com.au; www.facebook.com/treeview.com.au
Find us on Facebook
Contact Annabel
Independent living for over 55s.

Wallerawang Residential Care Facility
Melrose, Commens St Wallerawang 2845
Tel: 6355 7243
Email: rmc77774@bigpond.net.au
Contact Bob McLoughlan