Neurological Disability

Accommodation

Lemongrove Gardens Assisted Care

Phone: 02 4731 5218 Fax: 02 4722 3618
Location:  32 Gascoigne St, Penrith NSW 2750
Email: lemongrove.village@arv.org.au
Web: www.arv.org.au
Hours: 24 hours (Hostel), Mon-Fri 8:30am-12:30pm (Office)
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith LGAs

Provides hostel accommodation, personal care and respite car

Wesley Disability Services

Phone: 02 8887 4988 Fax: 02 8887 4988
Location:  Suite 302, 85 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown NSW 2148
Email: wdss@wesleymission.org.au
Web: www.wesleymission.org.au
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday (Office)
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, hearing loops)
Area Served: Sydney Metro
Offers 5 main types of services for people with disability: respite services (regular and emergency respite), accommodation services (Group homes), day programmes (Transition to Work, Post School Options, Community Participation) and drop in support. Also provides Learning and Development (training in self development courses, accredited courses and skill development courses)

Animal Services

Nepean Therapy Dog Club

Phone: 02 4777 4631
Address: c/- 824 Londonderry Rd, Londonderry, NSW 2753
Email: cmschuster@bigpond.com.au
Description: 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.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes

NSW Animal Rescue Inc

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

Arts, Culture and Recreation

Alzheimer’s Australia (National Dementia Hotline)

Phone: 1800 100 500
National Office Address: 1 Frewin Place, Scullin, ACT, 2614
Email:  nat.admin@alzheimers.org.au
Web: www.alzheimers.org.au
Description: Alzheimer’s Australia manages a wide range of innovative National Programs which provide information, support, counselling, training and education to people with dementia, their families and carers as well as to professionals working in the dementia field.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Area Served: Nationwide

 Communication

Northcott Computer Assistive Technology Services

Phone: 02 9890 0181 Fax: 02 9638 2827
Address: 1 Fennell St, North Parramatta NSW 2151
Email: cats@northcott.com.au
Web: www.northcottcats.com.au
Description:  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.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Area Served:  NSW

Community Organisation

Alzheimer’s Australia (National Dementia Hotline)

Phone: 1800 100 500
National Office Address: 1 Frewin Place, Scullin, ACT, 2614
Email:  nat.admin@alzheimers.org.au
Web: www.alzheimers.org.au
Description: Alzheimer’s Australia manages a wide range of innovative National Programs which provide information, support, counselling, training and education to people with dementia, their families and carers as well as to professionals working in the dementia field.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Area Served: Nationwide

Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia Inc (ASPIA)

Phone: Carol Grigg, ph: 0432 507 828

Address: Club Burwood

97 Burwood Road (corner George Street)
BURWOOD NSW 2134
(not to be confused with RSL Club in Shaftesbury Street)

Email: info@aspia.org.au
Web: www.aspia.org.au
Description: Support group for partners and families of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Hours:Meet from 1.30pm for 2.00pm start, 5pm finish

$10 for non-members; $5 for members

Meeting Dates for 2016  1st Saturday of every month February to December (no meeting in January):

6th February; 5th March; 2nd April; 7th May; 4th June; 2nd July; 6th August; 3rd September; 1st October; 5th November; 3rd December.

Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: NSW

Brain Injury Association (BIA)

Phone: 1800 272 461 Fax: 02 9868 5619
Address: Suite 5 Hodson Building

Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney

241 Morrison Rd .Putney N.S.W 2112

Postal Address: P.O.Box 220 Marrickville n.s.w 1475

Email: admin@braininjuryaustralia.org.au

Web:

Description:

(Note: As Brain Injury Australia’s office is not open full-time, please call beforehand to make an appointment)

To travel to BIA using public transport, Sydney Bus number 507 runs from Meadowbank station to Payten Street, near Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. You may be required to walk from Meadowbank station to Bowden Street bus stop near Richard Johnson Crescent depending on the time of day. Sydney buses also run along Victoria Rd. Please check www.131500.info for exact times and bus stop locations, or phone 13 1500.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Area Served: NSW

Epilepsy Australia

Phone: (03) 8809 0600  or (03) 8809 0600Fax: 
Location: Epilepsy Australia National Office 

Epilepsy Foundation

587 Canterbury Rd

Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Email: epilepsy@epilepsyfoundation.org.au
Web: www.epilepsyfoundation.org.au
Description: Epilepsy Australia is the national coalition of Australian epilepsy organisations working together to keep our communities informed on the latest medical breakthroughs, social research, publications, news and policy about epilepsy. Our vision is for inclusive communities where people with epilepsy can live and participate free of stigma and discrimination.
Hours: 9am-5:00pm Mon-Fri
Area Served: N.S.W & Victoria

Epilepsy Action Australia

Phone: 1300 37 45 37                   Fax: 1300 88 68 94
Location:  P.O Box 879

Epping N.S.W 1710

Email: epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au

Web: www.epilepsy.org.au
Description: Epilepsy Action Australia is guided by the following principles as we deliver our services:

Vision: Optimal Living for people with Epilepsy

Mission:

Epilepsy Action Australia delivers innovative services that increase epilepsy awareness, understanding, knowledge and skills to assist people with epilepsy across Australia to optimise their life outcomes.

Values:

  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Positive Impact

Area Served: N.S.W

MS Australia

Phone: 1300 010 158 Fax: 
Location: Studdy MS Centre
80 Betty Cuthbert Dr
Lidcombe, NSW 2141 

Email: infoline@mssociety.com.au
Web: www.msaustralia.org.au
Description:MS is the preeminent source of information, advice and services for people living with multiple sclerosis. – See more at: http://www.ms.org.au/support-services/ms-connect/contact-us.aspx#sthash.qf5q7RMe.dpuf
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri
Area Served: nsw

The Fragile X Association of Australia

Phone: 1300 394 636 Fax:  02 9976 2396
Location: Suite 6, Level 3, 39 East Esplanade MANLY NSW 2095

Postal address:  PO Box 109 Manly NSW 1655
Email: support@fragilex.org.au
Web: www.fragilex.org.au
Description:Fragile X is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning challenges and various physical characteristics. Though Fragile X occurs in both genders, males are more frequently affected than females, and generally with greater severity. Click here for more info information.
Hours: 9am -5pm
Area Served: N.S.W

Education

Occupational Therapy Dept. Driver Assessment Service – Nepean Hospital

Phone: 02 4734 2000 (page 14703) Fax: 02 4734 3478
Address: Nepean Hospital, West Block,
Level 3, Derby St, Kingswood NSW 2747
Description: Provides driver assessment and training for people who have physical, neurological, developmental or psychological disabilities.
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

Special Education Teacher Lapstone Early Learners Lapstone Preschool

Phone: 02 4739 2606 Fax: 02 4739 0020

Address: 173 Explorers Rd Lapstone N.S.W 2773

                 P.O.Box 51 Glenbrook N.S.W 2773
e-mail : director@lapstonepreschool.com.au
website: www.lapstonepreschool.com.au
Description:
Early Development Program
What is the Early Development Program (EDP)?
The Early Development Program offers excellent, small group support for children with a Developmental Delay or Disability.  The aim of EDP is to support the inclusion of a child into regular early childhood setting and in the transition to school.  The program currently operates half day sessions at Lapstone Preschool. Each session caters for six children. A Special Education Teacher and an Educator works with families to provide an ideal learning environment for each child. Children who attend EDP are offered intensive individual and small group programming in consultation with families and other professionals involved with the child.  Children who attend EDP may attend Lapstone Preschool, other early childhood centres or not be enrolled in a centre.
Who can enrol in the Early Development Program?
The Program is ideally situated for families in the Blue Mountains and Penrith areas. EDP is licensed for children to attend from 3 years of age. Families may put their child’s name on a wait list.  Any child with a Developmental Delay or Disability who requires extra support to attend an early childhood centre or school, may attend. Families may enrol their child into the program or a child may be referred by a doctor, therapist or other professional. The EDP playroom and facilities offer easy access.
How is the program implemented?
The program is planned weekly in consultation with the family to best suit the individual needs of the children and their families.
When a child attends EDP, they have opportunities to:
  • access developmental assessments with written reports on one or more areas of their development, and referrals to other professionals if required.
  • experience and develop skills in preschool activities and routines in a small group setting.
  • participate in games and activities in which skills are broken down into small achievable steps.
  • extend and generalise their new skills as the family, teachers and others work in close collaboration.
  • experience inclusion in a larger group with opportunities to join the regular Lapstone Preschool program.
  • gain support in their transition to appropriate placement at school.
  • receive an individual plan.

Hours: Monday-Friday  8.45 to 2.45

Disability Access: Yes Parking Easy Access

Area Served: Nepean Area

TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute – Disability Support Services

Phone: 02 9208 9451 Teacher Consultants for local colleges
002 9244 5089 TAFE Disability Programs
02 9266 8189 Telephone Typewriter (TTY)
133 677 National Relay Service (NRS)
Address: 2-10 O’Connell Street, Kingswood NSW 2747
Web: http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/
Description: 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.
Area Served: Western Sydney

Emergency Services

Emergency – Police, Ambulance, Fire

Phone: 000
TTY: 106
Mobile: 112
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

Government

Information, Referral & Intake Service – Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

Phone: 02 9841 9350 Fax: 02 9841 9322
Address:  Level 5, 93 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Mail: PO Box 3004, Parramatta NSW 2124
Email: MetroNorth.Referral@dhs.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.adhc.nsw.gov.au
Description: Information about ADHC and non-government service providers
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Penrith LGA

Health

Hawkesbury District Health Service Ltd

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

Nepean Hospital

Phone: 02 4734 2000 Fax: 02 4734 2904
Address: Somerset St, Kingswood NSW 2747
Web: www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Description: 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.
Hours:  24 hours
Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramps, lifts, toilets)
Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Penrith

Penrith Community Health Centre Community Child & family Health Counselling Service

Phone:  4732 9400

Fax: 02 4732 9463
Address: Soper Place Penrith
Web: www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Description: Penrith Community Health Centre provides a range of services in the Penrith area to children, young people and their families. Services range from health promotion, through prevention and early detection to assessment, treatment and continuing care. Community Health staff work in partnership with schools, GPs, hospitals, non-government agencies and other organisations to provide care at the Community Health Centre, in people’s homes or in other venues, such as Early Childhood (Baby Health) Centres and schools.
Hours:  24 hours
Disability Access: Limited parking, level access, toilets
Area Served: Nepean Area

Westmead Hospital

Phone: 02 9845 5555 Fax: 02 9845 5000
Address: Cnr Darcy Rd and Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead NSW 2145
Web: www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Description: Public hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services including 24 hour emergency services, surgery, medicine, obstetrics and dental school. Individual teams and services have separate records in the database.
Hours: 24hrs daily
Disability Access: Yes (parking, ramps, lifts, accessible toilets)
Area Served: Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Greater Lithgow, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Parramatta, Penrith LGAs

Westmead Hospital Brain Injury Unit

Phone: 02 9845 7941 Fax: 02 9635 8892

Location: Brain Injury Unit, Westmead Hospital

Postal address: PO Box 533,
Wentworthville NSW 2145

Email: wslhd-infoBIRU@health.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Rehabilitation-Medicine/Brain-Injury-Unit/Brain-Injury-Unit

Description: The Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (BIRS) is located at Westmead Hospital and provides comprehensive specialised rehabilitation services to people with traumatic brain injury. It provides a regional, supra-regional and state-wide service primarily to people of Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Health District and to the Central West, Far West and North Western regions of NSW
Hours: 24hrs daily
Disability Access: Yes (parking, ramps, lifts, accessible toilets)
Area Served: Westmead

Income and Employment

NOVA Employment

Phone: 02 4721 3335 Fax: 02 4721 3992
Address: 20 Soper place St, Penrith NSW 2750
Email: penrith@novaemployment.com
Web: www.novaemployment.com.au
Description: NOVA Employment is a community based, non-profit organisation that is funded by the Australian Government to assist people who have a disability, or permanent medical condition, find and maintain a job, by provideing a comprehensive service, assisting people to identify career goals, develop pre-employment skills, and once employed provide ongoing support.
Hours:  8.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes
Area Served: Penrith LGA

 Law and Justice

Guardianship Tribunal of NSW

Phone: 02 9556 7600, 1800 463 928 Fax: 02 9555 9049
Contact: TTY: 02 9556 7634
Address:  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
Description: 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.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (parking, lift, accessible toilet, hearing loop)
Area Served: NSW

General Support Services

Autism Advisory & Support Service

Phone: (02) 9601-2844  Fax:(02) 9601 1339

24 Hour Autism Hotline 1300 222 777
Address:  88 Memorial Avenue

Liverpool N.S.W 2170

Email: info@aass.org.au

Web: www.aass.org.au

Description:To empower children with Autism and their families through knowledge and support

To positively impact and influence their social and emotional development

Area Served: nsw

Autism and Aspergers Support Group Inc.)

Phone: 0425 380 575
Address:  PO Box 723, Richmond, NSW, 2753
Email: info@autismsupport.org.au
Web: www.autismspectrum.org.au

Description: Support Group for parents, carers, and individuals who come together to help and support each other by sharing stories and to give or seek advice.
Area Served: Hawkesbury

Nepean, Blue Mountains-Autism Spectrum Australia

Phone: 1300 978 611 or 02 8977 8345
Address:
Email: autismadvisor@autismspectrum.org.au
Web: www.autismspectrum.org.au/aap

Description: Support Group for parents, carers, and individuals who come together to help and support each other by sharing stories and to give or seek advice.
Area Served: Hawkesbury

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) – Early Intervention

Phone: 02 8977 8341 OR 1800 227 328    Fax: 02 8977 8399
Address:  Bldg 1, Lvl 2, 14 Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Email: customerservice@autismspectrum.org.au
Web: www.autismspectrum.org.au
Description: Services for children aged 0-6 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families include: information through Infoline on 8977 8377; comprehensive evidence-based diagnosis and assessments; Building Blocks early intervention as home or centre based service, More Than Words – Hanen Program (parent training program)and therapy (speech, occupational therapy). DVD and manual discusses strategies for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes  (lift, accessible toilet)
Area Served: NSWArea Served: Hawkesbury

Talking in Steps Speech Pathology

Phone: 02 9757 1388    Fax: 02 9757 1499

Address:  Suite 3 12-16 Daniel St Wetherille Park N.S.W 2164

Email: reception@talkinginsteps.com.au

Web: www.talkinginsteps.com.au

Description: Services for children aged 0-6 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families include: information through Infoline on 8977 8377; comprehensive evidence-based diagnosis and assessments; Building Blocks early intervention as home or centre based service, More Than Words – Hanen Program (parent training program)and therapy (speech, occupational therapy). DVD and manual discusses strategies for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes  (lift, accessible toilet)
Area Served: NSW

St Marys MyTime

Phone: 1800 171 882 or 9684 5273     Fax:

Address:   St Marys Public School, 
                Cnr Gabriels Lane & Princess Mary Street, St Marys, NSW 2760 

Email: customerservice@autismspectrum.org.au
Web: www.autismspectrum.org.au
Description: MyTime groups provide support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition 0-16 years. For People Who have a Disability or Development Delay

Hours: saturdays Start Time 11:00

Disability Access: Yes  (lift, accessible toilet)
Area Served: NSW

Blue Mountains Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group

Phone: 02 4754 4312
Address: Springwood Neighbourhood Centre,
62 Whitecross Rd, Winmalee NSW 2777
Postal: PO Box 16, Springwood, NSW 2777
Email: bmaspergerssupport@iinet.net.au
Description: Aims to support the parents and carers of children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, to find ways to assist people with Asperger’s and to educate and inform the community and relevant government departments about the syndrome.
Hours: Meeting on 1st Mon each month 7:30pm
Area Served: Blue Mountains, Penrith

Chesalon Services

Phone: 02 4560 3700  Fax: 02 4560 3788
Address: Unit 2, 155A March St, Richmond, NSW 2753
Mail: PO Box 892, Richmond, NSW 2753
Web: chesalon.org.au
Description: Provides support services for people with dementia, including personal care, shopping, housework, meal preparation, care of pets, transportation for appointments and emotional support.
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Mon – Fri
Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (Hotline)

Phone: 1800 699 799
Web: www.supportservices.org.au
Description: DBAS hotline provides assistance to people who have severe and persistant behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. DBAS provides support to workers, give advice, information and referrals.
Hours: 24Hour Hotline Monday – Sunday
Area Served: Australia

Inekards

Phone: 02 9428 1882  Theresa Potma  Director

Address: 41 Wood Street Lane Cove N.S.W 2066 Australia

Web: www.inekards.com

Description: The Inekards Library is a progressive learning series of flashcards that have been cleverly designed to cover different levels of language so that they can be used from basic early intervention through to more advanced speech programs. All children can benefit from our flashcards range, especially those with learning difficulties, including:

Autism

Learning Difficulties

Language Delay

English as a second Language

Developmental Delay

Hearing Impairment

Down Syndrome

Visual Impairment

Stroke Patients

Hours: 8am-8pm

Area Served: Australia

Just Better Care

Phone: 02 4579 7137  Fax: 02 4579 7177
Address: 636 Terrace Rd, Freemans Reach NSW 2756
Email: mailhn@justbettercare.com
Web: www.justbettercare.com.au
Description: Services offered include personal care, dementia care, palliative care, nursing, medication and wound care, domestic assistance, transportation, meal preparation and respite care. Staff include community care workers, enrolled nurses and registered nurses. Assistance can be for one hour or 24 hours, including overnight care.
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday. Also After Hours service can be accessed as calls are diverted.
Disability Access: Yes (ground floor access)
Area Served: Nepean HACC

Life Start Nepean

Phone: 02 9623 2100 Fax: 02 9623 2028

Address: 8-10 Carinya Rd St Marys 2760

P.O.Box 629, St Marys 1790

Email: nepean@lifestart.org.au

Web: www.lifestart.org.au

 

Description:

Lifestart supports children and young people living with disability or delay aged 0-24 years, their families and carers through:

  • early intervention
  • school age years support
  • specialised therapy
  • inclusion in the community
  • family information and support
  • helping communities and services to build capacity.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Nepean area

Luke Priddis Foundation

Phone: 02 4736-2202
Address: Ring for venue details.
Email: info@lukepriddisfoundation.com
Web: www.lukepriddisfoundation.com
Description: Provides playgroups (PlayConnect – 0-6yrs) and support groups (My Time – 0-16 yrs) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Hours: 9.00am – 3.00pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
10.00am – 2.00pm, Friday
Area Served: St. Marys, Fairfield

North West Disability Services Inc

Phone: 02 9686 4155 Fax: 02 9686 4144
Address: Conie Ave, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Email: ceo@nwds.org.au
Web:  www.nwds.org.au
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.
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

Transport

Greater Community Transport

Phone:4722 3083   Fax: 4722 3071
Address: 99 Cox Ave, Kingswood NSW 2750
Email: miladj@gct.org.au
Web: www.greatcommunitytransport.org.au
Description: We provide flexible small group transport for eligible Blue Mountains and Penrith residents who can’t drive, use public transport or don’t have anyone else to help with their transport request.
Eligibility: Great Community Transport provides flexible small group transport for eligible Blue Mountains and Penrith residents. 
Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday..
Disability Access: Yes (Fully accessible.)
Area Served: Penrith

Greater Community Transport Blue Mountains

Phone: 02 4759 2403Fax: 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
Description: We provide flexible small group transport for eligible Blue Mountains and Penrith residents who can’t drive, use public transport or don’t have anyone else to help with their transport request.
Eligibility: Great Community Transport provides flexible small group transport for eligible Blue Mountains and Penrith residents. 
Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday..
Disability Access: Yes (Fully accessible.)
Area Served: Blue Mountains

Utilities

Medical Energy Rebates

Phone: 1300 136 888 (Energy Info Line)
Address: Energy suppliers
Web: www.dtiris.nsw.gov.au
Description: For eligible customers who have an inability to self-regulate body
temperature when exposed to extremes (hot or cold) of environmental temperatures. Complete a Medical Energy Rebate Application Form available from your electricity supplier and have it signed by a doctor who has been treating you for at least three months. Return completed forms to your electricity supplier.
Area Served: NSW

Volunteering

Volunteer Referral Service

Phone: 02 4731 6523
Address: Suite 106, 114-116 Henry St, Penrith, NSW 2750
Web: www.nepeanvolunteerservices.com.au
Description: Referral service which interviews, matches and refers people to volunteer work in the non-profit sector.
Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (Lift, toilet)
Area Served: Penrith LGA