EXTENSION OF STAY-HOME ORDER: Please be advised that the NSW Health stay-home order will affect Council events and access to facilities until Saturday 28 August. Visit the NSW Health website for details and updates

Check how Council's services, venues and facilities are affected

Child and Family Health

General Health

Services Include:

  • Child, Youth & Family Services;
  • Community Health Nurse Services;
  • Counselling;
  • Sexual Assault Services; and
  • Aged Day Care.

Visit https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/communityhealth/centres_hoxtonPrk.html for more information.

Address: 596 Hoxton Park Rd, Hoxton Park NSW 2171

Phone: 9827 2222

Fax: 9827 2200

Opening hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Interpreters can be arranged by request.

The home of NSW Health, which covers all aspects of public health in NSW.

Visit www.health.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Settlement Services International (SSI) is partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver Local Area Coordination Services in NSW in Sydney and South West Sydney.

As a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), SSI supports people aged 7 - 64 to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other community and mainstream services in the community.

Phone 1800 960 975 between 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday or email lac@ssi.org.au for assistance.

For more information visit:

Local Area Coordination - Settlement Services International (ssi.org.au)

The NSW Refugee Health Service aims to protect and promote the health of refugees and people of refugee-like backgrounds living in NSW.

Our service:

  • provides early health assessments by refugee health nurses for newly arrived refugees;
  • educates health service providers on refugee health and related issues;
  • acts as a link between agencies working with refugees and health services;
  • provides targeted health promotion programs for refugees;
  • provides medical assessments and referrals through GP clinics, particularly for recent arrivals; and
  • facilitates and conducts research in refugee health; and advocates for health policies and appropriate services for refugees.

Visit https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/refugee/ for more information.

South Western Sydney PHN's catchment covers seven local government areas from Bankstown to Bowral

South Western Sydney PHN, at the request of our Local Health Councils, has developed comprehensive service directories for each local government area.

The directories include details for specialists, allied health professionals, hospital clinics and external services. Further information on services is available through the National Health Services Directory, located on their homepage.

Visit www.swsphn.com.au/servicedirectories for more information about services in the south west area.

Speech, Hearing and Occupational Therapy

Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) was established as a support and network and advisory service to empower children with Autism and their families through knowledge and support, and to positively impact and influence their children's social and emotional development

AASS has the legal status as a not-for-profit incorporated charity. AASS relies on funding grants, donations and sponsorships to meet its operational costs. Despite these financial obstacles AASS has grown in size and been able to expand its range of service delivery. Services include:

  • NDIS provider
  • Support groups
  • Early years therapy and support playgroup
  • Social skills and therapy group
  • Young adult social group
  • Autism library
  • AASS House
  • Assessments and diagnosis
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Behaviour Management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy/Play
  • Social Skills Therapy
  • Young Adult Social Group
  • Parent supports in English and Arabic
  • Professional development
  • Sensory toy and resource shop
  • 24 hour Autism hotline

Visit https://aass.org.au/Services/#SupportGroups or call/email 9601 2844 info@aass.org.au for more information.

With an emphasis on understanding the importance of the parent/child connection and the need for managing emotions in a positive way, Bringing Families Together combines individual family assessments with participation in evidence-based parenting programs’ Circle of Security, and Tuning in to Kids to help families identify and work towards their parenting goals. and intensive support through  internet and clinic-based Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

For more information contact 9732 6500

Koorana is a community owned non-profit organisation, established over 40 years ago, who provides early education as well as child disability services across the Inner West and South West areas of Sydney.

Koorana provides diverse services to give you the skills and support your family needs for your children to happily and confidently learn, make friends and reach their potential.

They offer services such as:

  • Service and transition support;
  • Home and community based learning;
  • Speech therapy;
  • Occupational therapy;
  • SIBs club; and
  • MyTime - for carers.

Koorana’s occupational therapists can support your child to develop their independence through self-care, social, coordination and concentration skills.

Visit www.koorana.org.au/services for more information.

Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.

These include conditions such as ADHD, high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays. The children are often anxious, have trouble communicating and interacting with others, and many have behavioural issues. In the later years they are often challenged in literacy, numeracy and impacting on their ability to complete education and participate in the community.

They offer services such as:

  • Assessments;
  • Early intervention;
  • Speech therapy;
  • Occupational therapy;
  • Educational support;
  • Psychology programs;
  • Counselling (child and parent);
  • School holiday programs;
  • Preschool;
  • Out of school hours care;
  • Parenting programs; and
  • Parent and child programs.

Visit https://www.learninglinks.org.au and click on ‘Services’ to learn more.

Rainbow Cottage provide paediatric speech pathology services for inpatients and outpatients.

They assess and treat children with difficulties in the following areas:

  • Speech (difficulty with speech sounds);
  • Language (talking and understanding);
  • Feeding and swallowing (eating and drinking);
  • Stuttering;
  • Voice; and
  • They also give advice and education to clients, carers and other professionals regarding communication and swallowing.

Referral Information

Anyone can make a referral to us. To refer a child, please contact Rainbow Cottage on: (02) 9616 4405.

Rainbow Cottage is located at South Western Surgical Day Centre 1st Floor, 20-22 Bigge Street, Liverpool.

Visit https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/liverpool/speech/service.html for more information.

Optimum Health Solutions is a multi-disciplinary Allied Health company that provides a true multi-disciplinary Allied Health experience under the one roof.  We are able to reduce the burden of travelling around to different locations when the individual can see more than one Practitioner on the same day. We find this the best approach to help individuals achieve their individual capacity building skills and health outcomes.

Our new Liverpool centre is fully equipped to cater for both paediatric services and adult treatment services. Our services will include:

  • Full paediatric rehabilitation centre, including state of the art sensory and motor development room.
  • Paediatric specific rehab equipment
  • Fully equipped rehabilitation gym
  • Specific overhead rehabilitation harnesses and Lite Gait system (we will not have a pool at the new site)
  • Full working residential kitchen for functional Occupational therapy Assisted Daily Living training and for Dietitian cooking classes.
  • Physiotherapy clinic. Arabic speaking Physiotherapist
  • Speech pathology clinic with both paediatric and adult specialists.
  • Complete Occupational Assessments including full functional, AT Equipment Trials and home modifications.
  • 500m2 facility making it one of  the biggest most exciting rehab centre in Sydney

Our address is 5/33 Heathcote Rd, Moorebank  NSW 2170

Optimum is also an NDIS Registered Provider

To find out more about these programs visit www.opt.net.au You are able to schedule an appointment through our website or by calling us on (02) 8599 6284

Email: optimumenquiries@opt.net.au

Rainbow Cottage provides paediatric outpatient allied health support, specifically speech pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy services.

Services we offer:

Inpatient Services:

Inpatient service are provided for children and their families in Liverpool Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Children’s ward and Maternity ward.

Outpatient services:

Speech Pathology:

Assessment and management of children with difficulties in the following areas:

  • Speech (difficulty with speech sounds)
  • Language (talking and understanding)
  • Feeding and swallowing (eating and drinking)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice

Occupational Therapy:

Assessment and intervention for children who have difficulty participating in everyday activities including:

  • fine motor skills
  • handwriting difficulties
  • play skills
  • sensory processing difficulties
  • Feeding difficulties
  • equipment prescription
  • upper limb interventions

Physiotherapy:

Assessment and management of Paediatric conditions including:

Who can access our services:

  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia  (DDH)
  • Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV)
  • Positional Talipes
  • Plagiocephaly and torticolis
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Delayed development
  • Ex premature baby follow up
  • Neurological conditions
  • Paediatric and Infant orthopaedics
  • Application and removal of casts
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Paediatric disability

Speech Pathology:

Children from birth to Kindergarten who live within the Liverpool LGA

Occupational Therapy:

  • Children with   suspected developmental delays (excluding diagnosed ASD) 0-6 years old
  • Children with handwriting difficulties – school aged (Kindergarten – Year 2)

Who live within the Liverpool LGA

Physiotherapy:

Children aged 0-14yrs who living within the Liverpool or Fairfield LGA

Please note:Children accessing NDIS are not eligible for services at Rainbow Cottage.

Referral information:

Anyone can refer a child to Rainbow Cottage. Please send referral enquires to: SWSLHD-LiverpoolRainbowCottage@health.nsw.gov.au or contact Rainbow Cottage on: 9616 4405.

Location:

Rainbow Cottage is located at South Western Surgical Day Centre 1st Floor, 20-22 Bigge Street, Liverpool.

Visit https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/liverpool/speech/service.html for more information.

The Shepherd Centre know how important it is for children with hearing loss to gain access to sound as early as possible to help them build a spoken-language future.

This is why they offer a suite of programs and services that can be tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each family.

Our programs and services enable families living with hearing loss to build support networks, access state-of-the-art resources and help their child develop age-appropriate language, listening and social skills.

The research we perform informs and backs up our programs and services, providing families with the latest news and information on childhood hearing loss.

Our programs offer:

  • support networks between families living with hearing loss;
  • language, listening and social skills development for children;
  • access to sound via our cochlear implant program;
  • social, intellectual, emotional and physical development for children; and
  • support and resources for families living in rural and remote areas.

Visit https://shepherdcentre.org.au/how-we-help/getting-started, or contact (02) 9370 4400 or email enquiries@shepherdcentre.com.au for more information.