The following organisations are particularly relevant to attendant care for people with brain injury and/or spinal cord injury.
The organisations listed have a New South Wales / Australia focus with some international organisations.
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of the Department of Family and Community Services NSW. The aim of the Department is to provide better and more integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW.
ADHC is responsible for providing services and support to:
- older people
- people with a disability
- their families and carers.
ACIA is the peak body for Attendant Care Providers. Among other things it has has developed a quality management system standard and certification program (the ACIMSS), specifically for the attendant care industry
Victorian Department of Health - provides health information including information about ABI and SCI.
The Brain Foundation was established in 1970 by members of the Australian Association of Neurologists and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia to reduce the incidence and impact of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system through the provision of support, community education and research.
The Brain Injury Association of New South Wales (BIA NSW) is dedicated to achieving equality for people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).
BIA was formed at the first national community based conference on acquired brain injury in 1986. It is a peak body for Brain Injury Associations in Australia
The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme provides treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW, regardless of who was at fault in the accident.
People who are eligible for the Scheme will have a spinal cord injury; moderate to severe brain injury; amputations; severe burns; or will be blind as a result of the accident.