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
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