Intellectual Disability

Accommodation

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, Nepean

Phone: 1800 052 222 Fax: 02 4731 8597
Location: 396 High St, Penrith NSW 2750
Email: carelink@anglicare.org.au
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm (Office), 24 hours (emergency only)
Disability Access: Yes (lift, accessible toilets)
Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Assists carers of chronically ill, disabled, mentally ill, and/or frail aged people to access respite services in crisis, emergency or one-off circumstances. Also assists in residential respite bookings. Specialist programs are available for young carers, as well as a mental health respite program.

Australian Foundation for Disability

Phone: 02 8805 3700 Fax: 02 9677 2499
Location: 12 Marieanne Pl, Minchinbury NSW 2770
Email: info@afford.com.au
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ground floor access, toilets)
Area Served: Sydney Metro & Greater Western Sydney

Not for profit organisation which provides skill development, supported employment and vocational training service which aims to assist people with disabilities achieve their vocational goals. Also has a training unit for pre-employment training, a day centre, accommodation, and disability support groups. Services run from a number of venues. Contact for further details on specific programs, services and groups.

Emmaus, Disabled Persons Catholic Services

Phone: 02 8822 2288 Fax: 02 8822 2298
Location: 51-59 Allawah St, Blacktown NSW 2148
Email: emmaus@ccss.org.au
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Office only (wheelchair access)
Area Served: Parramatta , Blacktown, Holroyd, Penrith, Blue Mountains

Supported accommodation for adults with moderate to low mild intellectual disability. Services Parramatta, Blacktown, Holroyd, Penrith, Blue Mountains & Hawkesbury.

House With No Steps Respite Service

Phone: 02 4237 5042 Fax: 02 4237 1042
Location: 167A Swamp Rd, Dunmore NSW 2529
Email: respite@hwns.com.au
Hours: Office 9-5pm, respite hours as needed
Disability Access: Office only (wheelchair access)
Area Served: Shellharbour (Helensburgh and Geroa)

Respite service funded to provide respite (overnight centre based, in home, community access) for eligible carers of people with severe mental illness, intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. Priority for older carers 60+ and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander carers aged 45 +.

McCall Gardens Community Ltd

Phone: 02 9679 1031 Fax: 02 9679 1906
Location: 10-32 Terry Rd, Box Hill NSW 2765
Email: admin@mccallgardens.org.au
Web: www.mccallgardens.org.au
Hours: 24 hours (Residential), Daily 9am-4:30pm (Office)
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramp, toilet)
Area Served: Sydney Metro

Provides residential and day care services for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Metro Residences Westmead

Phone: 02 9842 2355 Fax: 02 9842 2366
Location: 36 Mons Rd, Westmead NSW 2145
Mail: PO Box 105, Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday (Office), 24hours
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)
Area Served: Sydney Metro

Provides residential and programming services for people with intellectual disability who are residents at the Marsden Centre.

Thorndale Cottages

Phone: 02 4736 1938 Fax: 02 4736 7533
Location:   8 Austin Pl, Orchard Hills NSW 2748
Email: info@thorndale.com.au
Web: www.thorndale.org.au
Hours: 24 hours
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served:Blacktown LGA, Nepean LGA

Provides long-term residential care for adults with an intellectual disability.

Animal Services

Nepean Therapy Dog Club

Phone: 02 4777 4631
Location: c/- 824 Londonderry Rd, Londonderry, NSW 2753
Email: cmschuster@bigpond.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/NepeanTherapyDogs/
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Group of volunteers working with our dogs in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, special schools and other community groups. The dogs are specially trained to interact off lead with patients on all wards of the hospital. All services are free of charge. We also raise funds through promotion days for our local hospitals.

NSW Animal Rescue Inc

Phone: 02 4774 9999
Location:   PO Box 156, Bringelly NSW 2556
Email: adm admin@nswar.org
Web: www.nswar.org.au
Hours: 9.00am – 2.00pm Monday – Friday; 9.00am – 1pm Saturday
Area Served: Western Sydney

Not for profit organisation and a registered charity. Has “no kill policy” and is staffed by volunteers. Offers boarding of animals for owners who are in hospital, nursing homes etc.(available only by referral from welfare agencies). Also provides help to elderly to keep and care for their pets, as well as pets (rescued from pounds and shelters) at no cost

Arts, Culture & Recreation

Lutanda Holiday Camp – Camp David and Camp Jonathan

Phone: 1300 733 189 Fax: 02 4396 6194
Email: holidaycamps@lutanda.com.au
Web: www.lutanda.com.au
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday (Office)
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, accessible toilets)
Area Served: NSW

People with a mild-moderate intellectual disability can attend Camp David (Mt Victoria 4787 1540 and Yarramundi 4776 2043) for aged 18+, and Camp Jonathan (Mt Victoria) for aged 8 to 18 years. Campers should be toilet trained and able to remain clean and dress with help. Six cabins of 10 beds with 1 bathroom. Each year Camp David runs 4 weeklong camps and 1 weekend; Camp Jonathan a weeklong camp in January.

Bridges Disability Services Hawkesbury Inc

Phone:02 4587 0201 Fax:02 4587 0222
Location: Peppercorn Pl, 320 George St, Windsor NSW 2756
Email:bridges@peppercornservices.asn.au
Web: www.peppercornservices.com.au
Hours:9.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes (Toilets, wheelchair accessible transport)
Description : Provides recreational/respite care services to children and young adults with disabilities.
Area Served: Hawkesbury LGA

MYSTP Drama Class for Youth with an Intellectual Disability

Phone: 02 9498 7671
Location:  2 Marian St, Killara NSW 2071
Email:
Hours:4.00pm – 5.30pm Monday during term
Office 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri
Disability Access: Yes (level entry)
Area Served: Northern Sydney

MSTYP drama class for 12 young people aged 14 – 25 with an intellectual disability. The tutor Kylie Harrie is experienced with youth with an intellectual disability. The course will culminate in a short performance for family and friends at the year’s end. .

Respite Tours Ltd

Phone: 02 4759 2611 Fax: 02 4759 3944
Location: 45 Livingstone St, Lawson NSW 2783
Email: respitetours@connect.net.au
Web: 
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday, 24 hour service
Disability Access: No
Area Served: Western Sydney

Daytrips or holidays of several days for adults (aged 16+) with an acquired brain injury, psychiatric or mild-moderate intellectual disabilities. Support of 1 carer for 4 participants. All meals, morning and afternoon teas, caravan park cabins. Pick up from Merrylands West, Penrith and Blue Mountains railway stations by request (or en route destination).

Sailability Penrith Lakes

PHONE: (02) 4729 2059  Fax:02 9891 9866
Location: Sailability Penrith Lakes P O Box 852, Penrith NSW 2751

Boat Shed 3, The Island,

Sydney International Regatta Centre,

Old Castlereagh Road,

Penrith Lakes, NSW, 2750.

Email: webmaster@sailabilitypenrithlakes.org.au
Web: www.sailabilitypenrithlakes.org.au
Hours: 11.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Penrith LGA

Sailability began in Australia in 1991, and is a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing sailing opportunities for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Sailability Australia now has branches in all states and caters for people with a wide range of disabilities and experience. Australian sailors with disability have competed both here and overseas in Hobie catamarans, Ynglings, 2.4mRs and Hansa dinghies. Sailability has support from state sporting authorities and works closely with a variety of disability organisations around Australia, ensuring that people with disabilities have the opportunity to sail in safety and experience adventures and freedom – building mobility, self confidence and pride through achievement.

special Olympics- Sydney West Region

PHONE: 02 9636 6058  Fax:02 9891 9866
Location:  6AFigtree Dr,Sydney OlympicsPark  NSW 2127 Australia

Email: d.frost@optusnet.com.au
Web: www.specialolympics.com.au
Hours: 4.00pm – 7.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Auburn LGA, Blacktown LGA, Hawkesbury LGA, Holroyd LGA, Parramatta LGA, Penrith LGA

Organises sporting activities for people with intellectual disability. Children from 8 years welcome

TNC Incorperated

Phone: 02 9671 7217 Fax: 02 9831 117
Location:  9 – 13 First Ave, Blacktown NSW 2148
Email:  tnc@iprimus.com.au
Web: www.tnc.net.au
Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)
Area Served:Blacktown LGA

Social and recreational club for adults with a mild to moderate intellectual disability.

Communication

northcott Computer Assistive Technology Services

Phone:02 9890 0181 Fax: 02 9638 2827

Location:  1 Fennell St, North Parramatta NSW 2151
Email:cats@northcott.com.au
Web: www.northcott.com.au
Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)
Area Served: NSW

A resource centre for computer based technology and communications options. A range of services are offered including advisory sessions, classroom/home consultations, medico-legal assessments, telephone information line, tours of equipment on display, equipment hire and equipment training. CATS clinics are run in regional NSW throughout the year

 Community Organisation

Lifestart Nepean

Phone:02 9623 2100 Fax:02 9623 2028
Location: 8-10 Carinya Av, St Marys NSW 2760
Email:nepean@lifestart.org.au
Web:www.lifestart.org.au
Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Parking can be arranged)
Area Served:Nepean HACC

Provides an early intervention program for children 0-6 years of age with a documented developmental disability. Programs available include special education, speech pathology and occupational therapy, physiotherapy and playgroup.

National Council on Intellectual Disability

Phone:02 6296 4400 Fax:02 6231 7319
Location:PO Box 771, Mawson ACT 2607
Email:ncid@dice.org.au
Web:www.dice.org.au
Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: N/a
Area Served:National

National parent and consumer organisation on intellectual disability. Provides information services to other organisations and individuals

Nepean Area Disabilities Organisation N.A.D.O

Phone:1300 738 229 Fax:
Location: 28 Gidley Street
St Marys NSW 2760
Email: info@nado.org.au
Web: www.nado.org.au
Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Parking can be arranged)
Area Served: Nepean Area

NADO is a community-based charity that supports people with disabilities, their families and carers in Western Sydney, including the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Penrith suburbs and surrounding areas.

Northcott Society

Phone:1800 093 679 Fax:
Location: Suite 9 & 10, 8-10 Castlereagh Street, Penrith, NSW, 2750
Email: northcott@northcott.com.au
Web:www.northcott.com.au
Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Parking can be arranged)
Area Served: Nepean HACC

Northcott provides personalised and dynamic support, delivered by a committed team who will optimise and maximise support and services for every customer.

Our experience and expertise gives confidence to our customers they are in good, trustworthy hands. Our commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries allows us to tackle any challenge currently creating barriers for our customers to reach their potential.

Northcott’s diverse range of service offerings and strong community partnerships gives customers easy access to the supports they need or want through a single gateway from our many locations.

Down Syndrome N.S.W

Phone:1800 093 679 Fax:
Location: Level 6, 410 Church Street North Parramatta NSW 2151

PO Box 3173 North Parramatta NSW 1750
Email: admin@dsansw.org.au
Web: http://www.downsyndromensw.org.au
Hours:9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday
Disability Access: Yes (Parking can be arranged)
Area Served:

Easy Read information is information that is clear and easy to read and understand. Easy read was developed to support people with intellectual disability better understand written information. We have put together some useful links and resources that have information available in Easy Read.

Education

Occupational Therapy Dept Driver Assessment Services- Nepean Hospital

Phone:02 4734 2000 (page 14703) Fax:02 4734 3478
Location:Nepean Hospital, West Block, Level 3, Derby St, Kingswood NSW 2747
Hours:       Tue Fri 9.30am-2.30pm
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, lift, ramp, toilet)
Area Served: Blacktown LGA, Blue Mountains LGA, Hawkesbury LGA, Penrith LGA

TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute

Disability Support Services
Intellectual Disability Consultants
Location:
 Baulkham Hills, Block A, AG.02  Phone: 02 9865 1160
Location:  Mount Druitt, Block L, L2.11  Phone:  02 9208 6379
Location:  Nepean/Kingswood, Block B, BG.09  Phone:  02 9208 9329
Web: http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/
Area Served: Western Sydney

Teacher Consultants for Students with hearing, physical, intellectual, psychiatric, visual and learning disabilities service all WSI Colleges in a range of areas including:

In-class tutorial support,
Notetakers and interpreters,
Exam modifications,
Adaptive equipment,
Access and mobility support,
Special programs and courses.

Emergency Services

Emergency- Police. Ambulance, Fire

Phone:000
TTY: 106
Mobile: 112
Disciptions
1) Dial 000 or 106 (TTY) or 112 (mobile) and ask for appropriate service.
2) Remain calm – do not hang up.
3) Speak clearly and provide details as required.
Hours: 24 hours
Area Served:
National

Health

Hawksbury District Health Services

Phone: 02  4560 5555  Fax: 02 4560 5663 (Hospital)
Location: 2 Day, Windsor NSW2756
Email:hdhsenquiries@chcs.com.au
Web:www.hdhs.com.au
Hours: 24 Hours
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramp, lift, toilet)
Area Served: Hawkesbury LGA

127-bed private hospital contracted to provide services to public health patients. Services include medical, surgical, maternity, paediatrics, palliative care, intensive care, coronary care, diagnostic and community services. Also provides a 24 hour Emergency Department and After Hours GP Clinic 

Nepean hospital

Phone: 02 4734 2000 Fax: 02 4734 2904
Location: Somerset St, Kingswood NSW 2747
Email:no email Address
Web: www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Hours: 24 Hours
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramp, lift, toilet)
Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Penrith

Nepean Hospital is a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney for medical students and also provides nursing and allied health training for many other universities. Services include maternity, gynaecology, neonatal intensive care, emergency, diagnostics, paediatric, surgical, intensive care, coronary care, rehabilitation and mental health. Also on campus are a Tresillian Family Care Centre, Menopause Service, Nepean Cancer Care Centre, Diabetes Service and the Wentworth Centre for Drug and Alcohol Medicine.

N.S.W Developmental Disability Heath Unit

Phone: 02 9808 9287  Fax: 
Location: 241 Morrison Road, Ryde, NSW 2112
Email: cds@cds.org.au OR nicky.shellard@sydney.edu.au
Web: www.cds.org.au

The Centre for Disability Studies operates a clinic in the Outpatients Department of Royal Rehab at Ryde. This clinic provides a medical and health consultant service for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Hours: ENQUIRIES OR APPOINTMENTS Mondays or Wednesdays 8am – 4pm
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: NSW

Provides a medical and health consultant service for people with developmental disabilities

Westmead Centre for Oral Health

Phone: 02 9845 6766 Fax: 02 9893 8671
Location:Grounds of Westmead Hospital, Darcy Rd, Westmead NSW 2145
Email:PO Box 533,Wentworthville NSW 2145
Web:www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/oral-health

Hours: 7.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: NSW

Provides general dental services for the eligible population groups of Western Sydney, including people with an intellectual disability, children and pensioners.

Westmead hospital – Adult Disability Clinic

Phone: 02 9845 7424 or 02 9845 7423  Fax:02 9845 7423

Location:Somerset St, Kingswood NSW 2747
Westmead Hospital, Darcy Rd, Westmead NSW 2145

E-mail:
Web: www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Hours: Clinics held weekly Friday 9 – 12
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramp, lift, toilet, examination table)
Area Served:cumberland prospect

Medical clinic for adults with an intellectual disability. Some access to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy for assessments.

Income and Employment

Breakthru employment solutions

Phone: 02 4761 1600 Fax:02 4722 6785
Location:  Suite 1, 31 – 33 Lawson St, Penrith NSW 2750
Email: penrith@breakthru.org.au
Web: www.breakthru.org.au
Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, toilet, lift)
Area Served: Western Sydney

Locates suitable positions in open employment for people with an intellectual disability. Also provides ongoing on-site support. Appointments can also be arranged at the Parramatta office on request if the Penrith Office is unsuitable.

Job Support Northwest & Hills District

Phone: 02 9831 4377 Fax: 02 31 9831 4803
Location:5/115 Main St, Blacktown NSW 2148
Email:nwest@jobsupport.org.au and hp@jobsupport.org.au
Web:www.jobsupport.org.au
Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, toilet, lift)
Area Served:Baulkham Hills LGA, Blacktown LGA, Hawkesbury LGA, Parramatta LGA, Penrith LGA

Places, trains and supports people with an intellectual disability in open employment. Jobsupport locates a job in the regular labour market that matches each client’s job preferences, carefully analyses the job to ensure success; provides public transport training if necessary; provides one-one on-site training to develop work skills to the standard agreed with the employer; provides maintenance follow up support to ensure continued success; targets only award or productivity based wages. Suitable for: People with an Intellectual Disability.

Breakthru Penrith


Phone: 
02 4761 1600 Fax:02 4722 6785
Location:  Suite 1, 31 – 33 Lawson St, Penrith NSW 2750
Email: penrith@breakthru.org.au
Web: www.breakthru.org.au
Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, toilet, lift)
Area Served: Western Sydney

Locates suitable positions in open employment for people with an intellectual disability. Also provides ongoing on-site support. Appointments can also be arranged at the Parramatta office on request if the Penrith Office is unsuitable.

Nova Employment


Phone:
02 4721 3335 Fax:02 4721 3992

Location: 20 Belmore st soper place St, Penrith NSW 2750

Email: penrith@novaemployment.com

Web: www.novaemployment.com.au

Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, toilet, lift)
Area Served: Western Sydney

Locates suitable positions in open employment for people with an intellectual disability. Also provides ongoing on-site support. Appointments can also be arranged at the Parramatta office on request if the Penrith Office is unsuitable.

Supported Employment

Thorndale Industries


Phone: 
9912 7800 Fax:9673 5600

Location:  47-49 Rance Rd

Werrington, N.S.W, 2747

Email: belindac@thorndale.com.au

Web: thorndaleindustries.com.au

Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, toilet, lift)
Area Served: Western Sydney

Cherrywood Village


Phone: 
02 4777 4250 Fax:02 4777 5945

Location:  844-876 The Northern Rd, Llandilo NSW 2747

Email: blanca.lopez@afford.com.au

Web:

Hours:24 hours

Disability Access:Yes (Parking, toilet, lift)
Area Served: Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Penrith LGA’s

Provides long-term residential care and employment options for people with mild intellectual and physical disabilities. Residents have to be able to look after their own personal care

Australian Foundation for Disability-AFFORD


Phone: 
1300 233 673 Fax:

Location:  12 Marieanne Place Minchinbury2770

Email: on the Website

Web: www.afford.com.au

Hours:8.00am to 5pm

Disability Access:Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets use

Area Served: Blacktown,

Description: Supported Employment  Options. Learning, Social Connections Transition to Work

Sunnyfield St Mary


Phone: 
(02) 9677  7047 or 1300 588 688 Fax:

Location:  369 Great Western Hwy St Mary’s

Email: on the Website

Web: www.sunnyfield.org.au

Hours:8.00am to 5pm

Disability Access:Wheelchair Access,

Area Served: St Mary’s

Description:In the 1950s parents of children with an intellectual disability were advised that the most appropriate place for their children was an institution. Not satisfied with this, Hazel Whiddon placed an advertisement in the Manly Daily seeking like minded mothers, and Sunnyfield started from the Sunnyfield School. Our history has been full of achievements for Sunnyfield and our clients.  We continue to make improvements in the quality of services we offer and lead the sector in innovative options for people with a disability.

Law and Justice

intellectual Disability Rights service

Phone: 02 9318 0144   1800 666 611 Fax: 02 9318 2887
Location:2C, 199 Regent Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016

Mail: PO Box 3347, Redfern, NSW, 2016

Email: info@idrs.org.au

Web: www.idrs.org.au
Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Wheelchair access 
Area Served:NSW

Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a community legal centre in NSW. It offers legal advice and information for people with an intellectual disability or others acting on their behalf within NSW. Initial advice is provided over the phone by appointment. IDRS will help anyone in NSW of any age with an intellectual disability exercise their rights under the law.

Guardianship Tribunal of NSW

Phone:02 9556 7600, 1800 463 928 Fax: 02 9555 9049

Contact: TTY: 02 9556 7634

Location: Level 3, 2a Rowntree St, Balmain NSW 2041

Mail: Locked Bag 9, Balmain NSW 2041

Email: gt@gt.nsw.gov.au

 Web: www.gt.nsw.gov.au
Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes (parking, lift, accessible toilet, hearing loop)
Area Served:NSW

Legal tribunal with the power to appoint guardians and financial managers for adults with disabilities incapable of making their own important lifestyle decisions. Can also provide substitute medical consent for those unable to give consent themselves, if there is no person responsible, or if the person or
person responsible objects to the proposed treatment.

Self Avocacy Sydney Inc

Phone:02 9622 3005 Fax: 02 9622 6030

Location: 30/20-32 Campbell St Blacktown N.S.W 2148

Email: info@sasinc.com.au

Web: www.sasinc.com.au
Hours:9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes
Area Served: Blacktown

Provides individual support to help people with intellectual disabilities to become self advocates. The organisation is run by and for people with intellectual disability.

General Support Services

Ageing Disability & Home care Human Services

Phone:02 4734 9400 (Office) Fax: 02 4734 9402

Location:Ground Floor, 295 High St, Penrith NSW 2750.

Email: n/a

Web:www.adhc.nsw.gov.au

Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, lift, shower, toilet)
Area Served: Blacktown, (Mount Druitt and St Marys areas), Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Case management and specialist support teams located in the Penrith office providing support to people of all ages with intellectual disability

Australian Foundation for Disability

Phone: 02 8805 3700 Fax: 02 9677 2499

Location:12 Marieanne Pl, Minchinbury NSW 2770

Email: info@afford.com.au

Web: www.afford.com.au

Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes (Parking, ground floor access, toilets)
Area Served: Yes (Parking, ground floor access, toilets)

Not for profit organisation which provides skill development, supported employment and vocational training service which aims to assist people with disabilities achieve their vocational goals. Also has a training unit for pre-employment training, a day centre, accommodation, and disability support groups. Services run from a number of venues. Contact forrther details on specific programs, services and groups.

Castlereagh Learning Services

Phone: 02 4722 4344 Fax: (02) 4731 2827

Contact Central Intake Other Phone (02) 9895 8659 Referrals

Location:30 Copeland St, Kingswood NSW 2745

Email:

Web:

Hours:9.00am – 3.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: 
Area Served:  Nepean area

Disciription  Day program for people with an intellectual and physical disability and challenging behaviours. Services include community integration, living skills and vocational training, gardening and cooking, drama, dance, music, arts and crafts.Government organisation, initial referral through Department of Ageing Disability & HomeCare (02) 9895 8659

DARE Disability Support

Phone: (02) 4751 5266 Fax:

Location: 13-15 scriviner lane, Springwood NSW 2777

Email: ceo@daredisability.org.au

Web: www.daredisability.org.au

Hours:9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served:  Blue Mountains

Disciription  We promise to provide high quality support so you can live the life you choose to lead

Family Development Services

Phone: 02 9620 4194 Fax: 02 9674 5835

Location: Office located at Unit 2, 26 Power Road, Seven Hills, 2147.

Email: info@fdsinc.org.au

Web: www.fds.org

Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Thursday Office is only attended 9am – 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
Disability Access:N/A
Area Served: Blacktown LGA

Description: Provides community based groups, referral and information service, telephone support for families/carers of children with Learning Difficulties (LD) and associated disorders such as ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome.

Flintwood Disability Services Inc

Phone02 4722 4344 Penrith     PHONE: 9630 1777 Parramatta

Fax:02 9630 1788

Address: 11 Fennell St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Email: admin@flintwood.org.au
Web: www.flintwood.org.au
Hours:8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes. (Parking, ramp, toilets)
Description:Provides leisure activities, life skills development, day services, accommodation and respite care for young adults with disabilities with moderate to high support needs.
Area Served:Baulkham Hills LGA, Blacktown LGA, Blue Mountains LGA, Hawkesbury LGA, Holroyd LGA, Parramatta LGA, Penrith LGA

Flintwood Disability Services Inc Kingswood

Phone02 4722 4344 Penrith

Fax:02 9630 1788

Address:30 Copeland Street, Kingswood 2747
Email: admin@flintwood.org.au
Web: www.flintwood.org.au
Hours:8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes. (Parking, ramp, toilets)
Description: Penrith is a Day Service located in the heart of Penrith, this site operates Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. Penrith is a service that offers individualised care for young people with both low and high support needs. Penrith is a smaller site with a very caring and positive group of staff who aim to provide the best possible care for our service users everyday.
Area Served:  Penrith LGA

Hawkesbury Early Childhood Intervention Service Inc

Phone: 02 4587 7277 Fax: 02 4587 7277

Location:12 Stewart St, South Windsor NSW 2756

Email:hecis@pnc.com.au

Web:www.hecis.org.au

Hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Hawkesbury

Description: Provides assessment, special programs and referral for children with developmental delay.

Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW

Phone: 02 9806 9960 (LD Parent HelpLine) Fax:02 9689 2871

Location: NSW

Email:info@ldc.org.au

Web: www.ldc.org.au

Hours:10am-3pm (School days only), Monday – Friday
Disability Access: N/A
Area Served:NSW

Description: Organisation which includes adults, parents, teachertoggle]s and other professionals who work together to promote awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning and/or attention disabilities. Provides support, information and referral to parents of children with a learning difficulty via the telephone HelpLine and holds regular seminars. Can provide information about local support groups.

Nepean Area Disabilities Organisation N.A.D.O

Phone: (02) 9833 3999 OR 1300 738 229 Fax:

Location 28 Gidley St., St Marys NSW 2760

Email: info@nado.org.au

Web: www.nado.org.au

Hours: 9am – 5pm
Disability Access: N/A
Area Served: Nepean Area

Description: NADO is a community-based charity that supports people with disabilities, their families and carers in Western Sydney, including the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Penrith suburbs and surrounding areas.

NADO is a local organisation rich in knowledge and networks that have been forged over many years of service to and collaboration with the community. NADO is registered as a Community Housing provider.

North West Disability Services Inc

Phone: 02 9686 4155 Fax:02 9686 4144

Email:ceo@nwds.org.au

Web: www.nwds.org.au

Eligibility:  Age 18-65 with an intellectual or physical disability or acquired brain injury. Adult based service with school aged programs.

Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday. Sat-Sun ring for details.
Disability Access:Yes (Fully accessible.)
Area Served:The Hills, Hawkesbury

Description: The program targets individuals with a disability who are finishing school and have moderate to high support needs. Programs are targeted at recreational, educational, social and/or work activities. Community access services, respite day and evening programs, respite accommodation and individually funded programs. North West Disability Services provides an extensive range of work preparation, skills development, social and recreational courses for individuals with any type of disability and welcomes suggestions and contributions to develop other initiatives.

See Foundation

Phone: 02 4721 1966 Fax:02 4721 3522

Address: 3/69 York Rd, Penrith NSW 2750

Email:administration@seefoundation.com.au

Web: www.seefoundation.com.au

Hours:8.30am to 3.30pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: They were designed specifically to be accessible, with:

  • Wide corridors so you have plenty of room to use your cane or be guided by someone else
  • Wide doorways so that speeding wheelchairs don’t crash! It also means that if you do use a wheelchair, you can move independently
  • Easy-to-use bathroom and toilet fittings, with plenty of room for wheelchairs
  • Plenty of toilets means no waiting. Two toilets are large and accessible, and one has a shower, just in case
  • The tables and benches in our kitchen are at different heights, so if you’re in a wheelchair you can be sure to find the right place to sit comfortably or join in an activity, and
  • The lighting is consistent throughout the building, an absolute necessity if you have a vision impairment.

We have an Exploration Room, filled with all sorts of fun things that will stimulate your senses, and which is home to two massage chairs.

We also have a Music Room full to the brim with musical equipment including a complete sound system, keyboards, drums, guitars, shakers, lagerphones, and so much more! After all, who doesn’t love a bit of karaoke

Area Served: Penrith

Description: For us, it’s all about working with you, as an individual, to provide the very best life experiences possible. The NDIS is making this even more accessible, and we’re here to foster real opportunities for you under the scheme. And with a client-to-staff ratio catering to your needs, you’ll enjoy strong relationships with our team.

The people who use our service

We don’t want to give away anyone’s age, but some of the people who use our service actually started with SEE Foundation back in 1990! Many of our original clients are people who have come through institutions and still bear the legacy of that experience today.

Getting to truly know these people over the last 15 years has given us a profound understanding of the many types of disabilities. Many of our clients have a visual and/or hearing impairment, and many are non-verbal.

We really get to know each unique person, and understand their needs and aspirations, as well as their disability. We apply that knowledge, understanding and experience to provide each person under the NDIS with support that caters to their unique needs and personal aspirations.

Sunnyfield Independence

Phone: 1300 588 688 Fax:02 9975 5833
Address: 185 Allambie Road Allambie Heights NSW 2100

Email:careers@sunnyfield.org.au

Web: www.sunnyfield.com.au

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served:Sydney Metro

Description:  Provides support for people with intellectual disabilities on the road to more independent lives.

Western Sydney Intellectual Disability Support Group

Phone: 02 9334 0573 Fax:02 9334 0578

Address: 1/262 Victoria Road, Rydalmere, NSW 2116

Mail: P.O. Box 249, Ermington NSW 1700

Email:office@wsidsg.org.au

Web:www.ncoss.org.au

Hours: 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)
Area Served: Western Sydney

Description: Advocacy and Support for people with an intellectual disability and their families, living in Western Sydney, including residents of metro.

Path inc

Phone: 02 4721 0866 Fax:02 9334 0578

Address:Suite 115, 114-116 Henry St Penrith 2750

Email:path@path.org.au

Web: www.facebook.com/PATHincorporated

Hours: 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)
Area Served: Western Sydney

Description: Advocacy and Support for people with an intellectual disability and their families, living in Western Sydney, including residents of metro.

Transport

Great Community Transport Blue Mountains

Phone: 02 4759 2403 Fax:02 4759 2444

Address:31 Hay Street, Lawson, NSW 2783

Postal Address: PO Box 124, Lawson, NSW 2783

Email: miladj@gct.org.au

Web: www.greatcommunitytransport.org.au

Hours: 8.30 – 12.00pm and 12.30 – 4pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes (wheelchair accessible, toilet, parking)
Area Served: Blue Mountains LGA

Description:Provides special care, wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport for eligible Blue Mountains clients, for local shopping, social outings and medical appointments

Great Community Transport Penrith

Phone: 02 4722 3083 Fax: 02 4722 3071
Address:99 Cox Avenue, Kingswood, NSW 2750

Postal Address: PO Box 124, Lawson, NSW 2783

Email: miladj@gct.org.au

Web: www.greatcommunitytransport.org.au

Hours: 8.30 – 12.00pm and 12.30 – 4pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access:Yes (wheelchair accessible, toilet, parking)
Area Served: Penrith LGA

Description:Provides special care, wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport for eligible Blue Mountains clients, for local shopping, social outings and medical appointments

 Utilities

Medical Energy Rebate

Phone: 1300 136 888 (Energy Info Line) Fax: n/a

Address:Energy Suppliers

Email: n/a

Web: www.dtiris.nsw.gov.au

Hours: n/a

Disability Access: n/a

Description:Provides special care, wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport for eligible Blue Mountains clients, for local shopping, social outings and medical appointments

N.S.W Disability Safe Project

Phone: 02 9256 3121 Fax:  02 9256 3123

Address:  Level 4, 60 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Email: susan.smith@nds.org.au

Web: www.disabilitysafe.org.au

Hours: n/a

Disability Access: n/a

Description: Enhance the quality of services delivered by funded disability services by embedding a culture of safe work practices across the sector. Provides resource on workplace safety, risk management and workers compensation for the NSW Disability Services sector on a dedicated website. Provide research, education, information and referral on workers compensation and claims management.

Volunteer Referral Service

Volunteer Referral Services

Phone: 4721 6523 Fax:  4721 1716

Address: Suite 106, 114-116 Henry Street  Penrith 2750

Email: nvsinc@pnc.com.au 

Web: www.nepeanvolunteerservices.com.au

Hours: 9.00 -4.00  Monday,Wednesday

Disability Access: LIFT ,Disability Toilet

Description:NVS Inc auspices the following 4 services

AREA SERVED: Penrith, Blue Mountain, Hawkesbury