Ability Links

What is Ability Links?

Ability Links aims to assist people with disability to be valued and equal members of their communities and to help build a society where people with disability enjoy inclusive lives in all spheres.

Who can access  Ability Links in NSW ?

• People with disability  aged from 9 to 64 years and who are generally not accessing specialist disability services.
• Carers and families of people with disability.
• A diverse range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities.

Where is the service located?

St Vincent de Paul Society delivers Ability Links in the Hunter Region

  • Newcastle
  • Maitland
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Port Stephens
  • Dungog
  • Cessnock
  • Singleton
  • Muswellbrook
  • Scone
  • Gosford
  • Wyong
 

St Vincent de Paul Society is working in partnership with Settlement Services International to deliver Ability Links in the Sydney metro area and southern regions.

  • Sydney City
  • The Inner West
  • Eastern Sydney
  • South Western Sydney
  • The Southern Highlands
  • The Sutherland Shire

Who benefits from Ability Links?

Ability Links works within local communities to assist people with disability, their families and carers to be valued and active members of their community.  Ability Links coordinators, known as ‘linkers’, work with people with disability, their families and carers to plan for their future, and help people become more confident, supporting them to achieve their goals and access support and services in their community. Linkers also work alongside communities and mainstream services, supporting them to become more welcoming and inclusive.

Can I volunteer?

Yes, volunteer opportunities do exist within Ability Links.

How can I find out more about Ability Links?

Contact Ability Links Hunter Region:

Phone: (02) 4905 0700 (Hunter area) or (02) 43260400 (Central Coast area) 
Email: ability.links@vinnies.org.au
Post: PO Box 64, Islington, NSW 2296

Contact Ability Links Metro South Region:

St Vincent de Paul Society Society Linkers
Phone: (02) 8622 0456
Email: ability.links@vinnies.org.au
Post: PO Box 180, Kings Cross NSW 1340

Settlement Services International Linkers
Phone: 02 8799 6700
Email: abilitylinks@ssi.org.au
www.ssi.org.au

Ability Links is delivered across NSW by a number of organisations. To find your local Linker in other regions, visit the ADHC website:
http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/individuals/inclusion_and_participation/ability_links_nsw