Abilities and wellbeing services
Our Abilities and wellbeing services provide person-centered supports to promote and celebrate people’s abilities, good health, mental health recovery and wellbeing. We encourage independent living skills, community interaction, fun activities, pathways to work or study, social and specialist family support.
Mental health support
Casino Links service is a mental health recovery project for people experiencing mental health issues, delivered in partnership with the Northern NSW local health district. The service provides social and peer support, development and enhancement of living skills, access to services and resources, enjoyable recreation and leisure activities, nutrition information, creative arts, crafts and media, opportunities to meet new people and socialise in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Our Day services support people with a disability to develop independent living skills, transition to work, volunteering experience and community access. This includes skills development, pathways to work and education with recreational and social activities that help individuals fully participate in our community. We provide this service in Casino and provide tailored support throughout the broader region.
Specialist family support
We deliver specialist support for children and young people aged 5-18 years with an intellectual disability, their families and carers. We aim to improve or maintain an individual’s functional capacity, provide a range of community support services, development opportunities and enable children and young people to be as independent as possible. The service works closely with parents, carers and other providers to develop effective interventions in response to the needs of the family unit. We provide case management, group based activities, parent support, recreational and social programs.
Accommodation and respite
We offer support to families and full time carers of children or adults who have an intellectual and/or physical disability. We provide in-home care or with a support worker for a few hours, overnight or a few days, depending on your needs. Services include overnight respite care, regular social and recreational activities, assistance with access to other local services, outings, community events, monthly Red Dove dances and regular weekend respite.
Aboriginal social support
We help and encourage our Aboriginal Elders and there Carers and our younger people with a disability to remain living independently in their local Communities. The service covers the Casino, Tabulam , Kyogle and the Woodenbong Aboriginal Communities. The service enables our People to come together with Art and craft Activities, Cultural Gatherings and planned outings to beaches, picnics and Yarning & Story telling. The Aboriginal Social Support Service also promotes Healthy Eating and also provides Educational Programs with Guest Speakers in relation to Health Ageing. The service is also a referral point into My Aged Care and also to other Disability Services or Housing providers.