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AIR is a nationwide, nonpolitical organisation endeavouring to reduce discrimination at all levels of government against retirees who do not receive a full pension. It provides information and discussion at meetings at 10am second Friday of each month at Burnett Bowls Club, Bundaberg. 1800 063 304 is a membership enquiry line.

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Provider of community based services to the residents of Cecil Plains and an area within a 20km radius.

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Forums held regularly in various regional areas. 1 of 10 councils around Queensland providing opportunity for people with disabilities, families and carers, service providers and local communities to have input into decisions, identify issues and develop strategies to report to the Minister for disability services.

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Aims to support families in a crisis situation, offering parenting and domestic violence support.

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Peak body aimed at compiling submissions to govt for improved services/ benefits for self funded retirees. Meetings held last Fri each month at 9.30 am at St James Hall Mort Street Toowoomba.

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Provides Investigations, reports, protects, promotes and advocates on behalf of the interest and well being of all seniors. Organises and assists with Seniors Week, Generation Chats, Forums, Seminars, Workshops and Networks with Local , State and Federal Govts and sits on many committees involving seniors.

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Provides an integrated and collaborative program empowering older people and working with them, the community and service providers to improve the quality of life of older persons in the Burdekin by implementing a range of innovative approaches to issues.

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Provides information and education and enhances the positive image of older women. Promotes discussion and action about ageism and sexism. Meets the needs of older women in social isolation.

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Provides a venue for the leaders and representatives of seniors groups acting in the region as well as representatives from a range of community based organisations to meet and exchange information and provide a united voice on issues affecting its members.

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Provides support and advocacy for recently arrived migrants and refugees. Provides information and social interaction for women, particularly those of non-English speaking background. Offers counselling and referrals and a range of support and educational group programs including: Refugee Settlement Program, Employment and Training, Small Group Programs which include English language, arts, sewing and craft groups.

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Target general community, particularly those experiencing isolation. Family support and referral. South West network of carers (SWNOC) hold a monthly meeting on 4th Wednesday of the month 10-12 noon. Other services include Refugee Solidarity Group, Waratah savings and loan group, Neighbourhood morning teas, Aboriginal and Islander Solidarity Group.

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Provides independent individual advocacy service for people with disability. People need to be over 16 with a fundamental need which no other service has responded to, usually in areas of housing, support, safety and abuse. Workers advocate for people with a disability in the community. There is a strong focus on human rights and social justice.

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Older People Speak Out

QLD, Australia

Providing the opportunity for people to be heard by stakeholders in government, business and the professions. Also reaches out to people in rural and remote areas to ensure their voice is heard. Opso also trains organisations in working with the media, communicating with government lobbying, basic communication - making effective complaints in media, writing letters, lectures on the reality of aging, general advocacy to find solutions.

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This service provides outreach HACC services to clients living in parks, streets and boarding houses. If required they will provide referrals to other HACC services for complex case management and transition to accommodation services. There are also services specifically for Aboriginal and Torres St Islander people in the same living situations.

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They promote the development of quality services and life opportunities for Australians with disabilities. National Disability Services works to increase the capacitiy of its members to operate effectively and efficiently and to influence public policy so that it is responsive to the needs of people with disabilities

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Contact Chris Grey for Respite enquiries.

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For Dental Care, call at 8am.Pensioner Concession Card, Health Card or Seniors Health Care Card required.

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Over 17yrs. Homeless or at risk of homelessness. Medical conditions requiring monitoring or assistance. Assist with housing & accom. Health support for people staying in crisis accom or homeless.

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Mamu Health Services Ltd

QLD, Australia

MAMU provides a primary health care service incorporating a bulk billing general health practice open to the public. Hhealth Screening and Indigenous health promotion activities.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Wed 7.30pm. Tobacco & Other Drugs Thur 12pm-4pm Crisis intervention/emergency relief. Centrelink access point. Medicare self service. Active Volunteer program. Playgroup Tues & Fri. New parents group, baby health Thur 9am-12pm, family counselling 9am-4pm and sexual assult counselling. 2nd hand store(nicnac) Mon-Fri & art group.

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No overnight beds , holding beds only Ambulance under review

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Laidley, community, volunteers, adult literacy, emergency relief, information, visiting services, Centrelink Agency; Lifeline (by appt), employment, ATODS, support groups (domestic violence, weight reduction, men, women etc) education and learning, social, companionship. Lawn mowing. youth services, Womens support group.

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Ipswich Community Aid Inc

QLD, Australia

Ipswich, rural, aged, disabled, equipment, mobility, safety, personal alarm, social support - community visitors scheme, monitoring, shopping, advocacy, transport (rural areas only), volunteers. Wheelchair repairs if possible (if chair over 5 yrs may not have parts readily available and some fee will apply). Safe & Confident Living Program for Seniors and Elder Abuse Prevention Program

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Beenleigh and northern Gold Coast. People with disabilities 0-65yrs. Overnight respite, post school options, vacation care. Residential respite facility for people with a physical/intellectual disability. Emergency respite. Adult sleepover once a month (18yrs and over). Kids and Adults camps. Can cater for individuals with complex medical needs/disability or challenging behaviour.

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Tamborine Mountain, aged, disabilities, dementia, centre based day care, transport, assessment, social, respite in home, equipment hire, minor house maintenance, lawns and gardens, annual window cleaning with approval, home visits, telephone, shopping, cleaning, podiatry, advocacy, meals. Breast Screen community education, diabetes, living with cancer, health heart, dementia, community care minibus, volunteers, gentle exercises program (Mondays).

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Tenancy advice, referral service, advocacy, disputes, bonds, complaints, small claims. Phone hours Mon - Fri 9 am - 2.30 pm

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Gold Coast. Association for Independent Retirees Ltd(AIR) Association aims to provide a voice to government with regard to self-funded retirees. Makes representations to govt on their behalf. Meet monthly.

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Gold Coast Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Mermaid Beach Gives a voice at state and local levels on all issues of importance to the security, well-being and dignity of people who depend for their living on a pension or a superannuation payment. Meetings held at 1pm, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre. Entertainment after each meeting. Bus Trips, holidays and social activities.

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Gold Coast Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Palm Beach-Currumbin Club. Gives a voice at a state and local level on all issues of importance to the security, well-being and dignity of people who depend for their living on a pension or superannuation payment. Meetings held 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at Share and Care Palm Beach at 1 pm. Includes entertainment, afternoon tea and raffle. Social.

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Advocacy, Counselling and Crisis Relief (Food, Telstra and Petrol Vouchers only). Can become a member of the Community Centre if wanting to. Cost is $5.50 per year.

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YFS Community Connections

QLD, Australia

TARGETS ADULTS - Logan, disability, living skills program, Personal helpers and mentors service for people with mental illness, acquired brain injury support, social support, centre based respite, community connects program, advocacy for tenancy and assistance to locate accommodation, sport & recreation, case management. Through case managed individual and small group services CC offers opportunities for social and recreational involvement, opportunities to maintain and improve skills. Links to local community services and assistance to maintain independence, community intergration, social and recreational programs, case management.

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NSA arranges special discounts on goods and services such as home and contents, car and health insurance, travel in Australia and overseas, and also represent seniors concerns at federal and state government forums. Strong voice on issues like health and tax. Monthly meetings are held at different branches. With branches from Cairns to Albany and over 275,000 members National Seniors provides people over 50 with special financial, social and recreational activities.

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Supports a clients rights in Residential Aged Care, Community Aged Care Packages and Home and Community (HACC) services. The service supports you to work through a problem with your aged care service and can explore options with you. The service can also attend your assessment if required.

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Covers North and South Burnett and Gympie. Advocacy service for residents of Commonwealth subsidised services e.g. High and Low Care Aged Care Facilities, CCP and HACC funded providers.

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Central Qld area. Advocacy service for residents of Commonwealth subsidised services e.g. nursing homes, hostels, HACC services.

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Qada is funded to provide information, education and advocacy support to recipients of govt. funded servicers. ie. HACC [Home and Community Care];CACPs [Community Aged care Packages]; EACH [Extended Aged Care at Home Packages]; Residents of Aged care Facilities; Carers of recipients of the above services. QADA is also funded to provide legal advocacy support to people where decision maing ability is being questioned with guardianship and administration matters. Wheelchair accessible. QADA'S services are Free, Client Directed, Confidential and Independant. No referral required

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The Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group offer support and practical assistance for families of murder or manslaughter victims. The Group offers emergency and respite accommodation, 24 hour telephone support and monthly support group meetings. Emergency and respite accommodation is for families from interstate attending coronors court. Support group which can offer friendship, information and assistance re: compensation, funeral expenses etc. as well as respite accommodation for people attending court hearings.

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This service provides systems advocacy as well as parent leadership & development on behalf of people with a disabilty.

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Provide friendship, comfort and assistance to access services to improve the quality of life. Monthly sub-branch meetings for friendship, independent living units for housing aged war widows, holiday accommodation, assistance with DVA and community services. Quarterly magazine, mah jong and bridge clubs in Brisbane, tours, day trips and hospital visits. To monitor the interests of war widows such as lobbying the government for the benefit of war widows.

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Laidley, Esk, Boonah, nursing, community, diabetes education, continence education & assessment, social worker, assessment - aged, disabled, HACC, Veterans, behaviour management, advocacy, funeral planning, financial information, information on guardianship, visiting health services Ipswich Community Health. Limited staff/services but can find other services to provide these resources. Rural rehabilitation service OT

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Provides advice, information and advocacy and assists tenants to assert their rights in negotiating housing requirements. Prep for small claims tribunal hearing on tenancy issues.

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Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC) Promoting the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Queenslanders. HIV, Aids, Hepatitis, Sexual Health information. Referral, advocacy. Emotional assistance.

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Provide counselling, health, advocacy, and referral for refugee, humanitarian entry and migrant survivors of torture and trauma.

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Information & Referral, Emergency relief, Budget counselling, Legal Advice, Community Services Directory,Counselling, Crisis Housing, Tenancy Advocacy & Advice Service, Community Development, Multicultural Community Relations, Multicultural Family Support, Community Education, Pensioner Units.

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Service is to help all people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to be able to maximise their access to services and participate in all aspects of a cohesive and harmonious Queensland.

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Where To Go For Help

QLD, Australia

Assists parents of children with a disability (and all disabled persons) to find the appropriate support services, information, and available medical and allied health agencies.

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Advocates and represents grandparents who are caring full of part time for their grandchildren or who are denied access to their grandchildren. Addresses the financial, physical, information and referrals, social, legal and emotional problems.

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Community Visitor Program

QLD, Australia

This program is a statewide service aimed at safeguarding the rights and interests of people with an impaired capacity. Community visitors visit people with impaired capacity in 'visitable' sites. These are within the disability, supported accommodation and mental health sectors.

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Provides support to be recognised in Australia as the peak body representing the needs and aspirations of fully and partly self funded retirees of all ages.

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Seniors Info Links

QLD, Australia

Seniors Info Links provide linkages for serniors to services and iinformation.

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The Hub will provide a central point- to assist clients with housing and accommadation needs. The service will assist clients to access private rental services, or provide information referral/ advocacy to public housing and accommadion services.

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Women and Girls over the age of 15 yrs

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Assist with Domestic Violence Protection Order Applications and provide court support. Training of professionals in responding to Domestic & Family Violence. Provision of resources and information for other professionals.

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Queensland Youth Services

QLD, Australia

Provides advice and assistance to people who are or are at risk of becoming homeless

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Fees apply. : Provide education and support to persons with kidney disease and their carers/family :Provide education/support to healthcare professionals :Educate and screen general pu8blic re Kideny Disease :Advocate for consumers :Education Forums 2 x yearly : Consumer participation committee meetings every 2 months :Kidney Kids Capers x 1 yearly Accessibility of venue varies - please contact Beth for details : Child vs Adult programs

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