Latest Updates

Providing Experienced, Helpful and Kind Home Care Services – Don’s Column

Experienced - with more than 40 years’ experience caring for the local community, our expert team of nurses and carers work in partnership with you and your family. Our qualified staff includes a Registered Nurse, who will liaise with our Case Facilitator to ensure you receive care that addresses all your needs. It is through our proven track [...]

2019-06-17T02:21:12+00:00June 17th, 2019|

May Community Services Spotlight – NDIS Plan Management

Participants are able to choose from four options to manage their funds. These are; Agency- Managed, Self-Managed, Plan- Managed or a combination of any of these. The Plan-Managed option is one that offers great flexibility. Plan-Managed is when another person manages a plan on behalf of the participant. This could be a service provider that offers a plan [...]

2019-04-29T23:39:29+00:00April 29th, 2019|

Linking a Community

Ability Links NSW recently went to the Birpai country and visited the town of Wauchope to catch up with Jade Chelman & Stacey Ritchie from the Centacare ‘Early Links’ program and the inspiring Aunty Lucy. The “Early Links” playgroup, is a mum’s and bub’s group coordinated by Centacare and Ability Links NSW and run out of The Mad [...]

2019-04-18T05:09:44+00:00April 17th, 2019|

April Community Services Spotlight – Behaviour Support

We all display behaviours as a way of communicating our needs. It is only when these behaviours present a concern to the individual exhibiting these behaviours or to those around them, that we need to look to alternative strategies. Developing a behaviour support plan with measurable goals and strategies to address behaviours of concern is critical to ensuring [...]

2019-04-09T23:57:19+00:00April 9th, 2019|

March Community Service Spotlight – Don Mackenzie

I would like to acknowledge the recent loss of Fr Donnelly, which was felt right through our Centacare community. Father D’s vision and guiding influence saw St Agnes’ Parish grow into a leading aged care, disability services and educational provider in the Mid North Coast region. He was renowned for helping those in need, effectively touching the lives [...]

2019-03-19T23:10:27+00:00March 19th, 2019|

NDIS Participants enjoy a cruisey holiday

Sue Blain, Accommodation and Community Services Team Leader, organised a 4-night cruise to Morton Island in December 2018. Twelve NDIS participants enjoyed beautiful weather and an abundance of entertainment out on the seas with P&O. Their NDIS packages assisted with the funding and Centacare staff Sue Blain, Mel Freeman and Maddie Mackintosh accompanied them.

2019-02-05T02:19:57+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Jo Marsham

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T01:05:28+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Katey Grainger

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T00:59:04+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Mel Barnes

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T00:56:05+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Ali Nowlan

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T00:51:50+00:00February 5th, 2019|