Community Support

Advocacy Services
Ability Incorporated Advocacy ServiceAbility Incorporated Advocacy Service is funded to advocate and support people with disability, their families and carers. Our aim is to protect, promote and advance the rights of people with disability.  This is a FREE and confidential service to consumers. Any person with a disability, family member or carer whose fundamental needs are not being met can access the service.Visit Website
DAISI – Disability & Aged Information ServiceDAISI is a free confidential service providing information on services and supports available to assist the aged and those of all ages with a disability; and their families, carers and advocates.Visit Website
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)DANA supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities. DANA is a network of almost 70 agencies from across Australia that undertake or provide support for, individual advocacy, systemic advocacy, self advocacy, citizen advocacy, legal advocacy or family advocacy.Visit Website
Transition To Work (TTW)
A two year program that helps young people with a disability gain employment after leaving school. This program is primarily for young people with a disability with moderate to high needs.Visit Website
Transition to Work Provider
R.E.D Inc.R.E.D Inc. aims to see young people with disabilities viewed as valued and respected community members, experiencing a fulfilling range of life opportunities and choices.Visit Website
House With No Steps
(HWNS)
HWNS disability programs and disability support services give you more control over your life and your future as well as support you to achieve your goals – boost your chances of getting a job and prepare for your future career with our disability program of training, skills and advice.Visit Website
ON-Q Human ResourcesOn Q Human Resources was established in 1988 and has been working with young people with disability to achieve employment since 1988. ON-Q can help you explore your strengths, identify opportunities and develop the skills and confidence to pursue your goals.Visit Website
On Track Community ProgramsOn Track is committed to empowering people with a disability by providing and connecting them to real and meaningful disability employment opportunities. Our employment consultants work with the employer to focus on the skills and abilities an individual can contribute in the workplace, not on their disability.Visit Website
MultitaskEmploying over 200 staff and led by a dedicated Board and Management Team, Multitask has become recognised as a leader in the provision of support services to people with disabilities in the Northern Rivers Region. Multitask services aim to develop the potential of each individual to have a happy, secure and meaningful life that is both appropriate to each person’s needs and goals.Visit Website
Mental Health Services
headspaceheadspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation helping young people who are going through a tough time. Looking for someone to talk to? If you’re 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace.Visit Website
Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC)NRSDC is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that promotes fairness and social inclusion in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Most of NRSDC’s work is providing direct service delivery for the benefit of  the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Northern Rivers community.Visit Website
YouthbeyondblueYouthbeyondblue aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to anxiety and depression. We support and promote environments and settings that build on strengths of young people and respond to ongoing change.Visit Website
beyondbluebeyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Federal, State and Territory Governments supported by the generosity of individuals, corporate Australia and Movember.Visit Website
LifelineLifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.Visit Website
Other Services
Financial supportMoneySmart Rookie: Young people can avoid common ‘rookie errors’ when they make first time financial decisions thanks to MoneySmart Rookie – a new national initiative from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). MoneySmart Rookie aims to help 16 – 25 year olds make smart financial decisions and equip workers supporting young people with relevant and engaging resources.These resources include educational videos, interactive website resources, community education guides and teacher lesson plans and cover six topics including Getting a Car and Moving out of Home.For further information, visit ASIC’s MoneySmart website and search for ‘MoneySmart Rookie’.Visit Website
Fair Work OmbudsmanFair Work Ombudsman is the central point of contact for free advice and information on Australia’s workplace relations system for employers and employees.Visit Website