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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

30 Jul 2018
Bec Nominated for Inspirational Woman of The Year

Pathfinders Inspired by Inspirational Staffer

Listen Ms Bec Browning, a Linker at Pathfinders Abilities Links, is causing excitement across the New England North West after being nominated for “Inspirational Woman of the Year”. Bec was nominated by disability service provider Kirinari in recognition for her astounding work across a range of sectors in the community. “This nomination is a testimonial... View Article

25 Jul 2018
Festival of Abilities 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

Listen Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the... View Article

13 Jun 2018

Pathfinders Committed to Glen Innes after Government Drops 18.44 per cent of Public Jobs in Region.

Listen A new report exposes how the New England and North West has lost hundreds of public sector jobs in the past five years.   Census data from 2011 to 2016 has been analysed by The Australia Institute (TAI), showing regional NSW was missing out in an estimated $500 million a year in foregone wages... View Article

07 Feb 2018

Ability Links NSW Program Ticks Over 1 Million Community Connections

Listen Ability Links NSW is celebrating after reaching 1 million community connections made across the state. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders’ Ability Links Coordinator, said the milestone highlights the important work Ability Links NSW does in supporting people to develop a sense of belonging in their communities and in making communities more inclusive. “Ability Links NSW program... View Article

06 Dec 2017

Help us win funding for the Nanyapura boxing program

Listen We need YOUR help! The Nanyapura Boxing​ program has a chance at winning $3000 from the #GreaterArmidale grants program. All you have to do to help us is click on the link below and then click the arrow on the Pathfinders​ post under the “Cast your vote for December” heading. It’s that easy! https://www.greater.com.au/latest-offers/greater-armidale... 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 1A, 161 Rusden Street, Armidale NSW 2350 (Minto building)
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