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Bungree Aboriginal Association Inc. Services

What is the Bungree Aboriginal Association Inc?

Bungree Aboriginal Association Inc, is a Central Coast (Gosford City & Wyong Shire Council Areas) Aboriginal community based organisation, which provides a wide range of services to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Central Coast

Programs

Education and Information

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.

Target Group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who would like more information regarding programs or services contained in this website or information regarding other network service providers.

Aboriginal Community Options Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons of all ages

Target Group: Children, Elders and Adults with a disability, Families and Carers, Alzheimer’s, Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Functional Impairment, Older People (Aged Services)

People’s who are assessed as eligible, may receive assistance with home help, transport, specialist appointments and minor garden and home maintenance etc.

Neighbourhood Aid Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons of all ages.

Target Group: Children, Elders and Adults with a disability, Families & Carers, Alzheimer’s, Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Functional Impairment and Older people (Aged Services)

Person’s who are assessed as eligible may receive this service which includes one to one support to attend a social activity, friendly visiting, assist with shopping, bill paying and structured day activities etc.

Housing Aboriginal Community Program

Age: All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages

Target Group: This program has been developed to offer affordable housing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The housing program is income based as determined by the relevant Funding Department, however all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged and entitled to complete a Residential Tenancy Application form for housing.

Applicants who are offered housing with this program will need to proof of Aboriginality and income.

Home And Community Care Respite Care Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 1 year and over who live in the family home and have a disability with significant support needs.

Target Group: Children, Elders and Adults with a disability. Families and Carers, Alzheimer’s, Intellectual disability, Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Functional Impairment and Older people (Aged Services).

Anyone providing care to a person with a disability within the target group is eligible to access this program. This program provided Respite opportunities for the client and the carer. This service may include time out for the carer eg taking the client on a week-end group trip, weekly group activities and one to one support etc.

Disability Support Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 years and over who live in the family home and have a disability with significant support needs.

Target Group: Cerebral Palsy, frailed aged, schizophrenia, dementia, amputee, gangrene, paralysis, possible loss of limbs), mobility impediment, spinal damage, mastectomy, down syndrome, blindness, deafness, bulimia/anorexia nervosa, multiple disabilities, spinal bifida.

Anyone providing care to a person with a disability within the target group is eligible to access this program. This program provides Respite opportunities for the client and the carer. This service may include time out for the carer eg taking the client on a week-end group trip, weekly group activities and one to one support etc.

Aboriginal Community Transport

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of all ages and their carers.

Target Group: People whose physical health status renders them with a permanent or temporary mobility disability that renders them unable to use mainstream transport. This would include the Frailed Aged, younger people with a disability and their carers.

People who are socially isolated due to mental illness, behaviour difficulties and delayed development. Clients who are assessed as eligible.

Persons, who are assessed as eligible, may receive a service to assist with transporting and from medical appointments, organised social functions and shopping etc.

Emergency Relief Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.

Target Group: People who are experiencing financial hardship with the daily cost of living.

People who are eligible to receive one-off assistance may be assisted with a contribution to necessary household accounts eg electricity, gas, rental arrears and medical expenses, etc.

Community Aged Care Packages

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 46 years and over.

Target Groups: Elderly person’s who live in the community who have:

 

  • Complex care needs arising from medical, social and psychological needs.
  • A person who is in need of a service that is not available or provide from another community service provider.
  • A person who has a preference to remain living at home with appropriate and reliable support.
  • A person who is need of on going monitoring and review of changing their individual care needs.

Persons who are assessed as eligible to receive this service may be assisted with personal care, home help, monitoring garden and home maintenance etc.

Family Supported Accommodation Assistance Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Target Groups: Families who reside on the Central Coast, are in transit and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Youth Supported Accommodation Assistance Program

Age: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 12 and 25.

Target Group: Youth, who reside on the Central Coast, are in transit and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Persons who assessed are eligible to receive a service from this program will be supported in obtaining accommodation.

Aboriginal Adolescent and Family Support Counsellor

Aged: The primary target group is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 12 and 18 years of age and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, however other young people who are included within the target group are able to access this service. Whilst the primary age is between 12 and 18, this program can assist people from 19 to 25 if the caseload allows.

Target Group: Isolation; being young parents. Education – unable to access or not engaging in education; family breakdown, mental health, eating disorders, self harming behaviours, poor body image, challenging behaviours. Access to primary health care, lack of access to appropriate income; drug and alcohol; abuse and neglect; documented or stated suicide risk; low self esteem; poverty victims of violence and bullying.

People who are eligible to receive this service will be provided with counselling, advocacy, resource and referral to prevent family breakdown, homelessness or risk of becoming homeless.