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The Defence Special Needs Support Group is a non-profit benevolent volunteer organisation established to assist ADF families with a family member with special needs.
More info: DSNSG Cairns
Little Diggers Community Centre (LDCC) in Cairns is a Defence-sponsored community group that aims to help Defence families feel confident, resilient and connected in Cairns. LDCC welcomes Defence and non-Defence families from all over Cairns, making it a great place to meet other local families, make new friends and catch up with some old friends.
Our regular office hours are:
Playgroup at Brinsmead Community Centre - Loridan Drive, Brinsmead (Opposite IGA complex)
Tuesday - 9am to 10.30am.
Thursday - 11am to 12.30pm
Friday - 9am to 10.30am & 11am to 12.30pm
$3/family and a piece of fruit to share.
Bellies & Bubs - Thursday - 9am to 11am
$2/family. Tea and coffee provided.
We also run workshops, courses and additional activities.
Like our facebook page "LITTLE DIGGERS COMMUNITY CENTRE INC" to keep up to date with all our news and events.
For more information please contact us via email - email@example.com
or phone 0498 505 494
My Space supports young people and their families who are affected by a disability or mental health disorder. My Space will run a pilot project for Defence families in Cairns who have dependants with additional needs.
What: My Space runs DF Enable, a new program designed to meet the specific requirements of eligible families caring for a child with special needs. Our caring support workers offer fun and supportive activities and respite services for Defence families.
When: Up to three hours per week during Defence force deployments How much: Free to eligible families.
Contact: Rachel Gibson on 4031 0123 (make her name a link to the following email firstname.lastname@example.org)
More information: Download the flyer
VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
The following resources and websites can give you a good grounding in local information and services available.
State Emergency Service: 132 500
Ergon Energy Emergencies: 13 16 70 or 000
Thursday Island Regional Information
You can also talk to your Unit Welfare Officer for more information.
For information about the local school and education systems, click on the Local education tab in our Support for children's education section.
You can find which local schools have Defence Transition Aides or Mentors in place by clicking on the Aides and Mentors tab in the Support for children’s education section.
The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not for profit organisation that has offered early childhood education and care since 1907. C&K Is currently taking enrolments now for 2015. To enrol visit the Creche and Kindergarten Association website or call us on 1800177092.