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NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service – An Opportunity to Contribute & Make a Difference

February 9, 2017
  • The NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service are looking for people  with a spinal cord injury to join its network and participate in its work
  • Join their committees, take part in their reference of project groups, help provide feedback on resources amongst other activities
  • If you’re looking to make a difference in the spinal cord injury community and this interests you, contact the NSW SSCIS today
  • Contact: m 0404 010 918 or email Frances.Monypenny@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2017

The NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service, a clinical network of the Agency for Clinical Innovation, is seeking people with a spinal cord injury to join the network and …

2014-2015 ParaQuad NSW Annual Report

November 18, 2015

The combined services of ParaQuad NSW and BrightSky Australia offer a true one-stop-shop for clinical services, NDIS and community support coordination and specialist healthcare products.  This Annual Report is a snapshot illustrating how we support people of all ages with spinal or other health conditions to be independent, to ‘live the life you want’.

Annual Report

NDIS to increase jobs and services across NSW

September 17, 2015

Data released from the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) NSW Market Position Statement indicates the NDIS will:

  • deliver support across NSW to around 64,000 more people with disability
  • generate up to 28,930 extra jobs
  • double the size of the disability services market to $6.8 billion

Western Sydney will see the highest growth in NSW, with an estimated 8,000 more people with disability getting support, an additional $400 million in funding for disability services and up to 3,300 more jobs being created.

NSW Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka said the statement reflected the benefits everyone in NSW, particularly people with disability, will share from the …

Electricity Rebate a Welcome Move for People With Quadriplegia

June 18, 2015

ParaQuad NSW Chief Executive Officer Max Bosotti has backed today’s announcement by Energy Minister Anthony Roberts to expand the Life Support Rebate for the cost of powering electric mobility devices.

“People with quadriplegia rely on electric wheelchairs and mobility devices to live as independently as possible,” Mr Bosotti said.

“Today’s pre-budget announcement that in 2015/16 an estimated $91 rebate would be provided to people needing to charge the battery for their electric wheelchair is great news. Any assistance to reduce the financial burden of purchasing, maintaining and indeed, powering these devices is a move in the right direction.”

Top tips for Wheelchair Etiquette

March 19, 2015

People use wheelchairs for a variety of reasons and have different abilities and limitations. Being in a wheelchair is not in itself a tragedy. It is a means of freedom that allows the person to move about independently.

Here are some tips to give you an understanding of what is appropriate when relating to someone who uses a wheelchair. Click here for Wheelchair etiquette tips.

· Speak directly to the person using a wheelchair, not to someone nearby as if the person in the wheelchair did not exist.

· If a conversation lasts more than a few minutes, consider sitting …