Aspire Early Intervention is private early intervention service dedicated to assisting you in bringing out the full potential of your child, regardless of the difficulties they may face in socialising and learning language, playing and other skills.
A home modification to enable people with disabilities, the frail aged, and their carers to remain in their home
Legal service for people with a disability who have been treated unfairly or discriminated against because of their disability.
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This scheme is part of the Commonwealth Government's initiatives to enhance the rights of older people living in residential aged care facilities. A community visitor befriends residents who are isolated and would like a regular visitor.
Telephone counselling 24hours a day, statewide, for the cost of a local call. Walk in crisis sounselling may be avaiable during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).
Regional office. Services include: asylum seekers assistance; delivered meals; emergency home alarm; first aid training; elderly home units; hospital services; infant restraints; international humanitarian law; international tracing and refugee service; library; MATES program; medical equipment; single incident emergency relief; volunteer placement; Christmas assistance; Community Visitors Scheme; patient support; Telecross service; transport (contact service provider for fees); Goodstart Breakfast Program.
Australian Red Cross volunteers befriend a resident of an aged care home to increase the person's social contact and their participation in community activities. The Community Visitors Scheme is a federally funded initiative.
A case managed program to coordinate services for complex needs frail aged and younger people with disabilities and their carers of non English speaking background.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a federal funded program established to promote links beween people living in an aged care home and the wider community. The scheme aims to enrich the quality of life of residents in aged care homes who may be socially isolated or lonely.
This Commonwealth Government initiative is also available through Community Care ( NESB) depending on the aged care facility. This scheme encourages volunteers to brighten up the day of a person living in an aged care facility. Volunteers are matched with an individual based on shared interests and experiences.
Starlight is an 'integral part of the total care of a child', where medical teams treat the illness, and Starlight lifts the spirits of the child. There are over 600 000 child admissions to hospitals across Australia each year and Starlight currently reaches '1 in 3' seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families. By 2010 we hope to reach '3 out of 3' hospitalised children. Starlight's programs (Starlight Express Rooms and Starlight Express Vans featuring the wonderful Captain Starlight; Starlight Fun Centres; Starlight Escapes and Starlight Wishgranting) provide positive "distraction therapies", helping children take their mind off the pain, stress & isolation caused by their illness and treatment. Starlight services metropolitan, regional and remote communities across Australia. This includes every state and territory, and regional and remote areas. Starlight has a permanent representation in 138 hospitals.
Community health, medical, transport, allied health and home support services. Residential Aged Care Facility and respite services.
Volunteer visitors are placed with residents in approximately 75 Aged Care facilities across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Phone the service for more specific locations. 100 Plus Club is a social club for people 100 or over living in Aged Care facilities or in their own home.