Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW

Acronym: 
ParaQuad NSW

A support group in New South Wales for people with paraplegia and quadriplegia. Most of the resources listed above are available from the Head Office (address and details above). In addition, different branches of ParaQuad have particular services. Support for people with spinal injuries after discharge from acute and rehabilitation units. Spinal nurse in the service, who assist people regain a level of independence to fit in with their desired goals. Advice is also available on providers of attendant care, independent living training, education and peer support. There is also a community support network of regional staff with spinal injuries, who are able to provide psycho social support, information and advocacy. Supported accommodation - Ferguson Lodge (02) 9646 3711. Transitional accommodation at Berala (02) 9749 1255 and at Newcastle (02) 4969 6388.

Contact
Contact name: 
Diana Kosanovic
Marketing & Communications Officer
Phone 1: 
02 8741 5728
Fax: 
02 8741 5650
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 6347
SILVERWATER DC, NSW
1811
Access
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair access, accessible toilets available
Opening hours: 
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Disabilities: 
Physical disabilities, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spinal injuries, spinal cord injuries
Activities: 
Recreation, leisure
Service details
Fees: 
$20 full membership fee, $15 supporting membership fee, $250 corporate membership fee
Area: 
NSW, but primarily Sydney metropolitan area
Clients: 
People with spinal injuries, other similar physical disabilities, their carers and any interested parties
Publications: 
Quarterly newsletter (ParaQuad News)
Resources: 
Information, supported long term and respite accommodation, medical supplies for sale, advocacy, independent living programs, fundraising, training programs. Occupational therapists, Social working and Nursing

Disclaimer

Nican highly recommends contacting accommodation facilities prior to booking to ensure they meet your specific requirements. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on our website as we are unable to verify all information supplied to us.