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Tag Archive: Ability Links NSW

NAIDOC Week Celebrations Gallery: Voice, Treaty, Truth.

July 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Listen From inland to the coast, wherever you looked you would’ve found our program staff and kids celebrating NAIDOC Week. We could be found joining in the dancing, music, language circles and other festivities across the region. Our programs attended celebrations with badges, bags, stickers, cupcakes and much more as they mingled and participated in... View Article


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Brenda Hits The High Notes

June 27, 2019 4:11 pm

Listen When Ability Linker Wendy first met Brenda (pictured second left with Linker supports) it was almost impossible to make eye contact. For many years Brenda had built her life around looking after her family and household, but somewhere along the way she seemed to have lost all her dreams and aspirations. “It took a long time... View Article


‘A Secret Safe to Tell’ Book Reading

September 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Listen You’re invited to join us at the Armidale War Memorial Library for a book reading from world renowned children’s author Naomi Hunter, which will speak about the importance of believing children when they disclose abuse. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase Naomi’s books and also have these signed by her. This event coincides with... View Article


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Festival of Abilities 2018

August 18, 2018 10:00 am

Listen After the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals in 2016, 2017, the Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim... View Article


Bec Nominated for Inspirational Woman of The Year

Pathfinders Inspired by Inspirational Staffer

July 30, 2018 1:27 pm

Listen Ms Bec Browning, a Linker at Pathfinders Abilities Links, is causing excitement across the New England North West after being nominated for “Inspirational Woman of the Year”. Bec was nominated by disability service provider Kirinari in recognition for her astounding work across a range of sectors in the community. “This nomination is a testimonial... View Article


Festival of Abilities 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

July 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Listen Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the... View Article


Pathfinders Committed to Glen Innes after Government Drops 18.44 per cent of Public Jobs in Region.

June 13, 2018 10:16 am

Listen A new report exposes how the New England and North West has lost hundreds of public sector jobs in the past five years.   Census data from 2011 to 2016 has been analysed by The Australia Institute (TAI), showing regional NSW was missing out in an estimated $500 million a year in foregone wages... View Article


Ability Links NSW Program Ticks Over 1 Million Community Connections

February 7, 2018 11:28 am

Listen Ability Links NSW is celebrating after reaching 1 million community connections made across the state. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders’ Ability Links Coordinator, said the milestone highlights the important work Ability Links NSW does in supporting people to develop a sense of belonging in their communities and in making communities more inclusive. “Ability Links NSW program... View Article


Ability Links Recognised at Tamworth Access Awards

December 5, 2017 10:48 am

Listen Fresh off the heels of its Premier’s Award win for Improving Government Services, Ability Links is once again being recognised for its contribution to providing accessible and inclusive services to the community. Pathfinders Ability Links staff in Tamworth were one of 33 finalists in the Tamworth Regional Council’s 2017 Tamworth Access Awards at the... View Article


Newest Face in Glen Innes Disability Service Ready to Help All

November 15, 2017 11:39 am

Listen Pathfinders Ability Links NSW’s newest Linker in Glen Innes is no stranger to the local community. India Hutchinson, 21, was raised in Glen Innes and now provides free support services for people with disability in town through the Ability Links NSW program. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders Ability Links Coordinator, said it was India’s passion for... View Article


Ability Links Wins Premier’s Award for Public Service

November 2, 2017 11:03 am

Listen Ability Links NSW Providers and Family and Community Services (FaCS) won the Premier’s Awards for Public Service in the Improving Government Services category after being jointly nominated earlier this year. Ability Links providers and FaCS were recognised for their work that contributes to improving customer satisfaction with government services, which supports the Premier’s priority... View Article


A Helping Hand – Robert and Tracey’s Story

October 27, 2017 9:21 am

Listen When Robert was first referred to Ability Links he was feeling down about the state of cleanliness of his home and a bit lonely. Previously, Robert had been a very house proud man, however, severe arthritis combined with Myoclonus meant he was unable to do many of his day to day house chores, which... View Article


Ability Links named a 2017 Premier’s Awards Finalist

October 27, 2017 9:14 am

Listen Ability Links NSW Providers and Family and Community Services have been jointly nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Public Service in the Improving Government Services category. The nominees in the Improving Government Services category are being recognised for their work on programs, initiatives, innovations or improvements that contribute to improving customer satisfaction with government... View Article


Tamworth Biker Club Makes Generous Donation to Pathfinders’ Disability Service

September 12, 2017 4:26 pm

Listen The Ulysses Club Tamworth Branch’s free motorbike rides created plenty of smiles at the recent Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities – and this week they continued their support with a $1000 donation to the program. David McCoy, President of the Ulysses Club Tamworth Branch, said the Club sold raffle tickets at meetings to... View Article


Festival of Abilities 2017 – Video

September 1, 2017 2:05 pm

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Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities Coming to Tamworth

August 1, 2017 10:27 am

Listen After two successful years of celebrating people of all abilities, the Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities is back for 2017. With more than 1000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays last year, 2017 will be bigger, better and tastier than ever with this year’s newest addition of food... View Article