Services

 

Individual Support

  • In Home
  • One on One

This ‘One on One’ program provides the option of in-home respite and community access to people with a disability, allowing them to engage in community services and activities in which they are interested, and also to provide support and respite to their families. (read more)


 

Kid’s Activities

  • School Term Programs
  • School Holiday Programs
  • Children’s Special Activities

This program provides respite to Carers of younger children generally aged 3-10 years.  Riverlink accesses five sites in the Cumberland-Prospect area: Lidcombe, Blacktown, Doonside and Baulkham Hills during term time and Lidcombe, Marayong, Doonside and Baulkham Hills during the holidays. Occasional Special Activities are also held out in the community, such as Flip Out or Kids Fun Land. (read more)

 


 

Teen Activities

  • Camps
  • 10Up
  • 16Up
  • Club Teen
  • Weekenders

These programs provide community access to Teens with a disability, as well as respite to Carers of younger people with a disability, generally aged 8-16 years.  These programs usually operate on Saturday for approximately 5-6 hours.  The Teen programs are currently composed of three programs – Club Teen, Weekenders and 10 Up and access age appropriate community venues throughout the day.  Activities include movies, going to museums, bowling, picnics, etc. Two new pilot programs will be rolled out shortly – Boys Club and Girls Club. Occasional Special Activities are also held out in the community.

Riverlink also provides community access and respite through the organisation of Camps during the week in the school holidays and on weekends during the school term, as resources allow. Care Recipients from both Northern Sydney and Cumberland-Prospect are eligible for camp. This is currently being held at Uniting Venues, Elanora Heights. Participants engage in a variety of arts and crafts. These Camps run from two to four days and provide individual choice of activities as well as exciting excursions to events such as Disney on Ice and the Moscow Circus, among many other activities appropriate to their age.

Staffing for these programs are in accordance with the support needs of the Care Recipients, with some capacity to be flexible in meeting the needs of younger people with a disability who have higher support needs. (read more)


 

Adult Activities

  • Camps
  • Bowling
  • Day Breakers
  • Disco
  • Links
  • Club North
  • Retreats
  • Socialites
  • Young Adults

These programs provide community access to Adults with a disability, as well as respite to Carers of younger people with a disability generally aged 16-64 years and operate on varying days and lengths of time.  These Adult programs access age appropriate community venues. The Adult programs are currently composed of nine programs – Socialites, The Links, Young Adults, 16 Up, Club North, Day Breakers, Tuesday Night Bowling League, Wednesday Night Disco and Friday Night Disco and access age appropriate community venues throughout the day and evenings.  Activities include movies, going to museums, bowling, picnics, etc, as well as the regular Friday night restaurants for Socialites, and the regular Discos and Bowling League.

Riverlink also provides community access and respite through the organisation of Camps during the week in the school holidays and on weekends during the school term, as resources allow. Care Recipients from both Northern Sydney and Cumberland-Prospect are eligible for camp. This is currently being held at Uniting Venues, Elanora Heights. Participants engage in a variety of arts and crafts. These Camps run from two to four days and provide individual choice of activities as well as exciting excursions to events such as Disney on Ice and the Moscow Circus, among many other activities appropriate to their age.

Staffing for these programs is in accordance to the support needs of the Care Recipients, with some capacity to be flexible in meeting the needs of adults with a disability who have higher support needs. (read more)


 

Carers

  • Carers Breaks
  • Carer’s Special Activities
  • Mind Yourself

Riverlink runs several programs to assist Carers in their Caring roles.

Carers Relaxation Days are held periodically to allow Carers time out from their Caring role and to give them relaxation techniques to assist them in their everyday coping mechanisms. It is also a chance to connect with Carers in a similar situation. (read more)