Ability Links New South Wales is a new initiative to build social inclusion for people with disability, their families and carers across NSW. Ability Links aims to assist people with disability to be valued and equal members of their communities and to help build a society where people with disability enjoy inclusive lives in all spheres; community, public, private and social.
Ability Links is the NSW approach to local area coordination. It is about building a person’s informal networks to support them to achieve their goals and have their needs and interests met. It is also about promoting community inclusion and participation so that people with disability are able to access and can participate in activities available to the general community. Ability Links forms part of the NSW contribution to the objectives of the National Disability Insurance Agency.
Ability Links is for:
The service is delivered through coordinators known as ‘Linkers’, who are locally based, first point of contact and will be available by phone, in person, online and out in mainstream community spaces. Linkers work with people with disability and their families to build their own plans for the future; build on their strengths and skills and develop networks in their own communities to do what they want with their lives, outside the traditional disability service system.
Listen The Ulysses Club Tamworth Branch’s free motorbike rides created plenty of smiles at the recent Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities – and this week they continued their support with a $1000 donation to the program. David McCoy, President of the Ulysses Club Tamworth Branch, said the Club sold raffle tickets at meetings to... View Article
Listen Most people know that yellow symbolises happiness, warmth and positivity. What many don’t know is that yellow is also the official colour of suicide awareness and prevention. This September, the Inverell Place Team, including various Pathfinders programs and services, is encouraging the businesses and community members of Inverell to “Paint the Town Yellow” leading... View Article
Listen After two successful years of celebrating people of all abilities, the Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities is back for 2017. With more than 1000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays last year, 2017 will be bigger, better and tastier than ever with this year’s newest addition of food... View Article
Listen Our Ability Links Linker, Bec Browning, attended the NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day and Awards in Tamworth on July 7 at Bicentennial Park. Ability Links had a tent set up at the event and participated in the march and day’s festivities. Bec said it was the biggest march she’d ever seen, and took... View Article
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