Services in our region
There are a number of organisations that provide services to and advocate for people living with a disability.
Currajong Disability Services Inc. is a local community based, non-profit organisation managed by a voluntary committee. State funding is received from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) and programs delivered must meet the Disability and HACC Service Standards.
Currajong Disability Services has grown substantially and now auspices four different programs. These are the Post School Programs, Community Access Day Program, Flexible Respite Service and Supported Accommodation as well as a wheelchair accessible bus.
Originally called Currajong Enterprises Inc., Currajong Disability Services was formed by concerned parents in the early 1990's to lobby for more disability services in Parkes. They received funding to introduce the Post School Options Program in 1994 as an initiative of the NSW Government.
Currajong Disabilities is supported by Parkes Shire Council through funding support for building occupancy and maintenance.
Parkes Aged and Disabled Support Scheme is a Home and Community Care organisation offering social support to frail aged and young disabled and their carers. Services include shopping, banking, account paying, social visitation, referral and advocacy. This is a free service for eligible clients. The service is funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
Parkes/Lachlan Home Modification and Maintenance Service is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments through the Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care's HACC program. The service provides Home Modification and maintenance services to frail aged people and younger people with disabilities and their carers.
Examples of work that can be done include:
The aim of the service is to assist people to remain in their own homes rather than having to move into a nursing home or hostel accommodation.
For further information on the service contact the coordinator between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program uses an Australia-wide network of 31 Officers to provide information, coordination and referral services for people with a disability who are looking for (or are enrolled in) post-school education and training.
National Disability Coordination Officers will build links between the education, training and employment sectors so that people with a disability have assistance at all levels.
Please think of the NDCO program as a resource you can access. If you want to find out more about options within the region that support people with a disability, please contact your NDCO.
If you are someone with a disability, have a child with a disability, work with or know someone with a disability, please make contact with the NDCO. Monthly updates of what's happening across the region, such as workshops, information sessions, scholarships or opportunities can then be forwarded to help keep people informed.
The NDCO endeavours to improve links across the community and the region at large between people with disabilities, their families, disability service providers, educational institutions, RTO’s and employers.
For more information or assistance contact our NDCO.