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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

24 Jun 2016

Festival of Abilities

Listen Look out for the New England North West Ability Links Festival of Abilities television commercial airing on Prime 7. Don’t forget to put the date in your calendar, Saturday 9th July at the Tamworth Sports Dome Watch it here

02 Jun 2016

Linking together through our region

Listen Our Linkers in Glen Innes and Moree, Jason & Jill have done some great work to support Brent ride across the country from east to west. Brent suffers from bipolar, grew up in a broken home, suffered from abuse and was in the foster care system from the age of 10. His education never... View Article

23 May 2016

Blue Liners Fundraiser

Listen Our Ability Links team were out on Saturday night at the Blue Liners fundraiser. The Blue Liners club is a motor ride which raises funds for local charities. This year the Blue Liners are raising funds for Ability Links to purchase wheelchairs to enable a wheelchair sports competition to start up in Tamworth. More... View Article

13 May 2016

Ability Links festival to return in 2016

Listen The Festival of Abilities is set to return after it’s successful event in 2015.  The team at Ability Links New England North West are working to get some great activities, including the return of wheelchair sports which proved popular last year.  Like their Facebook page for all the updates.

28 Jul 2015

Good Riders and Harley Bring Happiness

Listen Celebrating 12 months of operation, Pathfinders Ability Links program has grown from strength to strength providing assistance to people with disability, their families and carers the help they need to live inclusive lives within their community. Read the full article here Focus Magazine August 2015

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: 308 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