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Carer Gateway
The Australian Government is rolling out a range of new early-intervention services and supports for carers. These new services have been designed based on evidence that shows the best way to help carers is to help them early in their caring role, increase their skills and reduce the strain of caring.
These new services can help you get the support you need before reaching crisis point.
· Peer support to assist you to connect with and learn from other carers. This online community forum will help carers share their stories, knowledge and experience with others.
· Self-guided coaching to support and teach you skills useful to your caring situation. The coaching modules will cover a range of topics and can be completed at your own pace online.
· A new phone-based counselling service to provide short term emotional and psychological support.
· Practical skills courses to improve your general skills and knowledge are being gradually rolled out. You can explore the first module, Dealing with stress
Tel: 1800 422 737
Web: www.carergateway.gov.au/respite
Carer Gateway provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services.

LINC CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program)
Overnight Dementia Care
1 Padley Street
Tel: 6352 2077 for general enquires
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 Group & Individual Support – 24 hours 7 days a week
1 Padley St, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Web: www.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
94 Main St, Lithgow 2790
2/31 Railway Parade, Lithgow 2790
166 Howick Street, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6351 4887
Office hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Email: manager@ucl.com.au
NDIS Registered provider offering:
v  Plan Management
v  Support Coordination
v  Community and recreational activities
v  Skill building
v  Assistance to access employment
v  Assistance at home
v  Respite/short term accommodation
v  Support for Long-term Accommodation options and opportunities
v  Transport
We also offer support to people who are older living at home including:
v  Access to the community
v  Social support groups
v  Assistance at home with housework and daily living
v  Assistance to access appointments
v  Short term accommodation/respite care

Employment

Disability Employment Services
Dept. of Social Services
Job Access Page
Tel: 1800 464 800
Web: www.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 job seekers with permanent disability to find a job 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: desemployment@verto.org.au
Helping people with permanent disability to gain sustainable employment
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Education & Training

Leep NGO
PO Box 63 Emu Plains 2750
Tel: 1300 163 106
Email: hello@leep.ngo
Web: https://leep.ngo
Contact: All Leep Staff handle enquiries
Office Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImagineTomorrowTogether
Leep is a full remote organization
Leep helps build digital inclusion in communities experiencing disadvantage. Leep will connect teams with a patient and highly skilled volunteer Tech Mate who will support you in your digital learning journey. This a free program.

LINC Disability Services Group & Individual Support Program
1 Padley St, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Web: www.linc.org.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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 people through advocacy and information to create an age-inclusive NSW.

Disability Advocacy NSW / Advocacy Law Alliance Inc.
Room 10, 96 Russell St, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6332 2100 or 1300 365 085
Email: centralwest@da.org.au
Web: www.da.org.au
Hours: From 9am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday
Contact: Eveleen May
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisabilityAdvocacyNSW/

Lithgow Aged Care Ltd Auxiliary
38 Maple Crescent, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6353 1005
President: Elizabeth Clarke
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm at Lithgow Aged Care, 38 Maple Crescent, Lithgow with the aim of raising money for Lithgow Aged Care. Volunteers welcome

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

Seniors Rights Service
Tel: 1800 424 079
Email: info@seniorsrightsservice.org.au
Web: seniorsrightsservice.org.au
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.
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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 Independent Living
1 Padley St, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 5902
Fax: 6353 1826
Web: http://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 4.30pm 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: cheryl.green@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, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 1300 559 672 or -491 219 435
Email: andrew.egan@treeview.com.au
Web: www.treeview.com.au
Contact Sales Manager: Andrew Egan
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/treeview.com.au
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