Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services (KADS)

Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services is auspiced by Uralla Shire Council, funded by the State and Australian Government and provides services to Aboriginal people who are aged or have a disability, and to their carers who live in the New England area.

Uralla Shire Council employs the staff of Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services (KADS) to provide the day to day service management and case management for clients.

Anyone can make a referral to KADS.  You may make the enquiry yourself or ask your family, friends or your Doctor to make the referral on your behalf

On receipt of a referral, eligibility for a service is determined and referrals prioritized and you will be notified of the outcome. A staff member from Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services will then do a home visit and discuss with you the type of services you require. They will develop a Care Plan with you, arrange the services you require and visit with you regularly to ensure the service is continuing to meet your needs.

If you would like assistance or want to know more information on any of the services below please:-

  • Ring us: 02 6766 9944
  • Fax us: 02 6766 9722
  • Email us: sharon.pascoe@kads.net.au
  • Visit us: 82 Kable Street, Tamworth, NSW, 2340
  • Write to us: PO Box 263, Tamworth, NSW, 2340


Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services manages the following services

Community Aged Care Packages
Community Aged Care Packages are funded by the Australian Government and are designed to support elderly Aboriginal people who wish to remain in their own home, in familiar surroundings, rather than move to residential care.

Before being accepted into this program, a member of the Aged Care Assessment team will visit you to determine your eligibility for this program. A Case Manager from Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services will then do a home visit to help you plan the assistance you need, record what you have decided and arrange the care you need and provide ongoing monitoring of your services

Services are available in the local government areas of Tamworth Regional Council and Quirindi.
 

Kamilaroi Ageing and Disability Services National Respite for Carers Program
An in home/out of home respite service for carers

Care recipients can stay within the comfort of their own home but still receive and the care/assistance they need, or in a community setting.  The carer can have a well earned break from their caring duties.

Each service is tailored very flexibly to meet the individual carers needs.

Kamilaroi Ageing & Disability Services also facilitates a centre based day program that encourages care recipients to socialize and actively participate within a friendly well resourced and fully monitored day care facility.

The service is available to people living in the local Government area of Tamworth. 


Elders Groups
Kamilaroi Ageing & Disability Services provides a number of Day Centre programs across the New England area.

Day Care programs provide centre based activities that brings together the Elders from the local community to share a meal, friendship, discussions and outings. The group also meets regularly with Elders living in other local communities.

Groups are held in:-

• Boggabilla. Each Monday, 10.00am–2.00pm. Contact: 07 4676 2098
• Toomlah. Each Tuesday, 10.00am–2.00pm. Contact 07 4676 2098
• Tamworth. Each Monday & Friday, 10.15am–2.15pm. Contact 6766 9944
• Quirindi, Walhollow & Werris Creek. Every second Wednesday, 10.30am-2.00pm. Contact 6766 9944
• Inverell. Each Tuesday, 9.30am-3.00pm. Contact 6721 1259
• Tingha. Each Monday, 9.30am-2.30pm. Contact 6721 1259
• Narrabri. Each Tuesday, 9.30am-2.00pm. Contact 6766 9944
• Wee Waa. Each second Thursday, 10.00am-2.00pm. Contact 6766 9944

Transport can be arranged for people wishing to access the service.

Kamilaroi Ageing & Disability Services across the above areas provides assistance with transport services for medical appointments, funerals etc.


New England Disability Respite Brokerage Funds

Kamilaroi  Ageing & Disability Services holds a pool of brokerage funds to provide flexible respite services to meet the needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people with a disability and their family, and carers in the New England Region.

• Planned time limited breaks for families and carers
• Respite options that have positive benefits and outcomes for a person with a disability
• Services that reduce the potential for breakdown of formal and informal support for a person with a disability
• Services that strengthen and maintain the primary care relationships between a person with a disability, their carer and family


New England HACC Aboriginal Goods and Equipment Loan Scheme Guidelines

Aim of Scheme. To provide loans to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) HACC clients living in the New England area, so they can purchase items that assist them to remain living in their own home. Examples of suitable Items/expenses are, new white goods, a lawnmower, one-off out of pocket medical/dental expenses.

Eligibility. Clients must be HACC eligible and the item/expense must relate directly to maintaining people in their own homes/supporting carers.

Loans. Loan amounts should not exceed $1,000 per client. A 10% client deposit payment is required with the loan application. Repayments are to be made through Centrepay and be repaid over a maximum period of 18 months.

Uralla Shire Council
  • Council Chambers and
  • Administration Centre
  • 32 Salisbury Street
  • Uralla NSW 2358
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  • T (02) 6778 6300
  • F (02) 6778 6349
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  • E council@uralla.nsw.gov.au
  • W www.uralla.nsw.gov.au
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