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Supporting agencies

Hunter brain injury respite option inc

Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Inc (Hunter BIRO) provides flexible respite packages to people who have sustained a brain injury and is the only flexible respite service within the Hunter region which is dedicated to people with an acquired brain injury.

Visit the Hunter Biro website for more information.

Central Coast Kids in Need Inc

Central Coast Kids in Need Inc (CCKiN) is a small volunteer group who raise money to provide financial assistance to families of seriously ill Central Coast children who are require to go to Sydney/Newcastle hospitals for treatment. They pay their accommodation and travel expenses.

They also assist with specialised equipment for quality of life for these seriously ill children deemed possible in special circumstances by our board and committee members.

Visit the Central Coast kids in Need Inc website for more information.

Ronald McDonald learning program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program is a national program of Ronald McDonald House Charities helping children with serious illness catch up on their missed education following lengthy hospital stays and absence from school

Visit the Ronald Mcdonald learning program website for more information.

Charlie Bell scholarship

Providing financial assistance towards vocational or tertiary studies for students who have experienced serious illness.

For more information, visit the Charlie Bell scholarship website.

Missing School

Across Australia, hundreds of children with serious medical conditions remain at home or in hospital, watching from the sidelines and missing school. Missing School is about helping bridge the educational and social needs of those kids and their siblings, who have special needs of their own, by working to keep them connected to their schools.

For more details, visit the Missing School website.

Livewire is an online community designed just for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their families. It is a safe online space where members can connect and share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.

Visit the Livewire website for more information.

Siblings Australia

Siblings Australia is a unique national organisation committed to improving the support available for siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.

Visit the Siblings Australia website for more details.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the peak National body for Carers, there is a range of useful information on this website. This website can provide teachers with an understanding of how parents are affected when their child has a serious accident resulting in an acquired brain injury.

Visit the Carers Australia website for more information.