Support Directory

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Spinal Cord Injuries Australia provide accommodation support and advice, and peer support.

NSW

The Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service aims to address the ongoing needs of people with spinal cord injury, following discharge from hospital. Services include assisting with transition from hospital to home, assisting with health issues as they arise, providing education and facilitating community participation. SOS also provides Rural Education and Clinic Visits. A referral is needed to obtain these services. Phone: 02 9808 9666 and Fax: 61 2 9808 9658
ParaQuad NSW provides accommodation, health care advice and occupational therapy advice eg seating, pressure care.
The NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service has produced a "Directory of Information and Support 2008." The Directory provides guidance about sources of support and information on the psychological and social consequences of spinal cord injury. It is intended as a resource for people who have acquired a spinal cord injury, as well as their family and friends and the professionals working with them.

QLD

The Spinal Outreach Team (SPOT) supports people affected by spinal cord injury throughout Queensland. As part of its early intervention program, SPOT provides a post-discharge follow-up service for people who have been in the Queensland Spinal Injuries Unit.
The Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP) is an award winning, innovative program which assists people affected by spinal cord injury in the transition from hospital rehabilitation to community living.
The North Queensland Spinal Service (NQSS) assists people with spinal cord injury in North yman service, family support and recreation programs. > more
The Queensland Spinal Cord Injury Service offers a peer support program for newly injured individuals and their familes.
The Spinal Injuries Association offers peer support, Personal Support Plus (PSP) and a Spinal Advisory Service (SAS), and Equipment Loan have staff who coordinate and deliver a service out of both Brisbane and Townsville offices.

SA

ParaQuad SA provide advice on accommodation, lifestyle, peer support, home counselling, home handyman service, family support and recreation programs.

VIC

Confidential sexual health counselling (Victorian Spinal Cord Service)
Spinal Urology Service (Victorian Spinal Cord Service)
Community Spinal Nurses provide an outreach service to clients of the Victorian Spinal Cord Service up to two years after discharge (Victorian Spinal Cord Service)
The Spinal Outreach Risk Reduction Team (SpORRT) consists of a Nurse, Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist to reduce the risks of developing complications associated with spinal cord injury (Victorian Spinal Cord Service). Phone 03 9496 5351.
AQA Victoria's services include personal care and community access (such as support to attend or participate in any activity or event including shopping, banking, medical appointments, going to work, recreational activities). They can also provide practical information and referral including accessible accommodation, leisure and sport options, specialist equipment and social support. AQA Peer Support Service provides support to people facing life after spinal cord injury.

WA

ELBA provides support services to enable members to live in their own homes with independence and dignity.
Dreamfit is dedicated to developing innovations to help people with disabilities get the most out of life and access what they love doing (eg boating, motorbike riding, solving a technological problem at home, etc).
PBF Australia provides peer support in WA only.
ParaQuad WA provides vocational training, personal skills development and employment opportunities to persons with a disability. PQA Home Care Services offers in-home personal care and can assist with applying for funding from the Disability Services Commission (DSC).