Community Support

Advocacy Services
Manning Support ServicesManning Support Services is a specialised service providing a unique mix of in-home, centre based and recreational outings respite for the carers of people with a dementing illness in the Greater Taree Area as well as a career support and education group, phone support, advocacy and referral.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 NSW Inc.DA believes that people with a disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as people who do not have a disability. DA’s core purpose is to ensure that people with a disability realise these rights in practice by advocating with and for them.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
Brain Injury Association of NSW IncThe Brain Injury Association of NSW is the peak advocacy organisation for people affected by brain injury in NSW – including people with brain injury, family members, friends, professionals, and the broader community.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
BreakThru People Solutions Funded through the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care, the Break Thru Transition To Work program supports school leavers with a disability access suitable employment, education and vocational training.Visit Website
Commonwealth Rehabilitation ServiceAs a registered service provider with the NDIS, CRS Australia offers a range of specialised assessments and therapeutic supports that can help you develop your skills, reach your goals and support your independence.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
MEGTMEGT supports employment skills. You can transform your business or your career with MEGT’s assistance. They have an office in Port MacquarieVisit Website
Mid Coast ConnectMid Coast Connect is a not-for-profit locally-based organisation. Established in 1997, we strive to assist young people with their transition from school into further education, training or employment.Visit Website
Valley IndustriesValley Industries Supports school leavers with disability to transition to Higher Education, Open or Supported Employment.Visit Website
VertoVERTO has been contracted by the state government to deliver the Transition to Work (TTW) program. They have an office in Taree and Port Macquarie. For more information call the Transition to Work Co-ordinator on 6334 5120.Visit Website
Youth Connections
Today Youth Connections assists around 8000 young people. Every young person can achieve a purposeful future. Leading communities in creating environments where young people can achieve purposeful futures through economic, social and civic participation.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
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