BAYSIDE COMMUNITY INFORMATION DIRECTORY

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) - Peer Support Service

Phone/email based service

Phone: 1800 819 775; 02 9661 8855

Fax: 02 9661 9598

Mail: PO Box 397, Matraville NSW 2036

Email:

Web: www.scia.org.au

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Description: The peer support team works in the spinal units of Sydney hospitals, regional areas of NSW and in the community. Peer support focuses on helping people with spinal cord injury to regain their independence, whatever that looks like for them, so they can participate in the community as they would like. From information and education sessions in rehab, to workshops and social events in the community, our peer support team share their lived experience on a range of practical topics such as wheelchair skills, learning to drive, employment, relationships, travel (from catching public transport to going on an overseas trip) and everything in between. They understand how daunting the future may feel and can be there just to listen.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Area Served: NSW

Languages (other than English): Interpreter services available

Keywords: Carers; People with a Disability; Quadriplegia; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Dystrophy; Spina Bifida; Physical Disability; Phone or Web Information Services; Accessible Housing; Individual Advocacy; Children and Families; Job Training; Support Groups; Health Information Services; Mentoring; Paraplegia; Rehabilitation Services

Alternative Names: AQA Rehabilitation and Peer Support Services

Parent Organisation: Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

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