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Support Services

Services available from The Dorrigo Support Centre

cleaning.jpgAt the Support Centre, we get funded for a very limited amount of hours to supply Domestic Assistance to those who require a stop gap service after coming out of hospital or recovering from an illness. We may be able to provide domestic assistance which can include such things as reading your newspaper to you, folding your washing, helping out around your house, local transport to appointments & shopping, a touch of gardening or just simply providing some company. for more information regarding this service contact the coordinator on 66572896 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

mobility products-637x308We can assist with equipment loans such as the hiring of our 17 seater mini bus, meeting rooms, TV + DVD equipment as well as Home Living Aids.

We also have situated across from our centre, a park with Gym equipment for the enjoyment of all. We can also assist with short loans of our Mobility Scooters located here at the Support Centre.

Come in and have a chat with our staff about the conditions of hiring or contact us by email

Dorrigo Support Centre offer information and services for the aged and people living with a disAbility. We hold a range of different activities on a regular basis like our weekly bingo, Scrabble, bus trips, Supported Holidays, SSS Lunches, Town Lunches, CCC mornings games days and more.

We also provide help with local transport to doctors appointments and shopping referrals for house maintenance/modifications, gardening & mowing etc..

We offer the hire of our 19 seater mini bus and our meeting room which includes equipment- T.V, DVD + projector equipment. (conditions apply with both)

Plenty of volunteering opportunities here with the team at Dorrigo Support Centre such as 1 to 1 Social Visits and or gardenening/maintenance, and plenty more!

Our office hold information days and outings, and we offer a range of referrals and advocacy for those who need it.

Each year we host the 'Senior's Annual Christmas Party' at the local Community Centre. The Year 11 Hospitality class from our local High School come and cater, and we have local talent of all ages come and perform for us. It's a fantastic day, all seniors are welcome! Bookings essential.

We hold Annual Seniors Supported Holidays, overnight & short trips, where we go to various destinations and do the touristy thing! From a short overnight trip to Armidale, to a week long holiday in the Hunter, the options are always there! We offer payment plans for our longer, more expensive trips so come in and have a chat with one of the staff to find out how to get involved with this great program.

So come down to 50 Hickory Street for a cuppa & a chat, meet the team, and see what we're all about!

carerOnce a month we run a Craft morning next one is the 14th August. We are starting a mural on a outside wall, there is no art experience needed. Come and join in the fun and have a cuppa. Check our Schedule each month for next craft morning.

 

 We urge all Carers of any type to come along and reap the benfits of what a Support Group can do. Any enquiries please feel free to call Dorrigo Support Centre on (02) 6657 2896 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

companionshipWe can organise for companionship, such as a volunteer to visit you in your home. Most people want to stay in their own homes as they are. The Support Centre offers people wishing to remain in their own homes this choice by providing services that meet these needs. Regardless of what other services are needed, everyone needs companionship to avoid isolation and loneliness.

"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation" - Oscar Wilde

 

 

We are able to help with your local transport needs, for trips to the local doctor or physiotherapist, shopping or visiting family or friends.

See the Community Events Calendar for scheduled dates and times.

Hiring of the mini bus-

  • Light Rigid license needed and copy required for records.
  • 18 seater + driver
  • Fuel card included
  • MUST provide own driver.
  • Cost apply- ask on enquiry.
  • Rules apply on hire and return of bus.

We are a service that has one main transport vehicle. All around-town trips are $5 and out-of-town transport are at a per Km rate. We require 24-hours notice to book a  transport (excluding emergencies).

Anyone requiring a transport off the mountain can contact Bellingen Community Transport on 1300 812 504.