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Ability Links

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:

  • people with disability (9-64 years and who are generally not accessing specialist disability services)
  • carers and families of people with disability
  • a diverse range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian’s and culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities.

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.

More information on Ability Links and what it has to offer, please downloaded in our Participant Handbook or our Easy Read Participant Handbook

 

 

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Latest News

15 Nov 2017

Newest Face in Glen Innes Disability Service Ready to Help All

Listen Pathfinders Ability Links NSW’s newest Linker in Glen Innes is no stranger to the local community. India Hutchinson, 21, was raised in Glen Innes and now provides free support services for people with disability in town through the Ability Links NSW program. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders Ability Links Coordinator, said it was India’s passion for... View Article

02 Nov 2017

Ability Links Wins Premier’s Award for Public Service

Listen Ability Links NSW Providers and Family and Community Services (FaCS) won the Premier’s Awards for Public Service in the Improving Government Services category after being jointly nominated earlier this year. Ability Links providers and FaCS were recognised for their work that contributes to improving customer satisfaction with government services, which supports the Premier’s priority... View Article

27 Oct 2017

A Helping Hand – Robert and Tracey’s Story

Listen When Robert was first referred to Ability Links he was feeling down about the state of cleanliness of his home and a bit lonely. Previously, Robert had been a very house proud man, however, severe arthritis combined with Myoclonus meant he was unable to do many of his day to day house chores, which... View Article

27 Oct 2017

Ability Links named a 2017 Premier’s Awards Finalist

Listen Ability Links NSW Providers and Family and Community Services have been jointly nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Public Service in the Improving Government Services category. The nominees in the Improving Government Services category are being recognised for their work on programs, initiatives, innovations or improvements that contribute to improving customer satisfaction with government... View Article

12 Sep 2017

Tamworth Biker Club Makes Generous Donation to Pathfinders’ Disability Service

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

Inverell

a: 3 Glen Innes Road, Inverell NSW 2360
p: 6720 8870
m: 0488 254 997
e: abilitylinks-inv@pathfinders.ngo

Armidale

a: Suite 7, 161 Rusden Street, Armidale NSW 2350
p: 6711 1209
m: 0409 137 993
e: abilitylinks-arm@pathfinders.ngo

Glen Innes

a: 371 Grey Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
p: 6732 1711
m: 0400 598 754
e: abiltiylinks-glen@pathfinders.ngo

Tamworth

a: 127 Bridge Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
p: 5776 7282
m: 0459 096 935
e: abilitylinks-tam1@pathfinders.ngo

Moree

a: Shop 7A, 147 Balo Street
Moree  NSW  2400
p: 6751 1199
m: 0457 833 854
e: abilitylinks-mor@pathfinders.ngo