Disability


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Who is 3Bridges Community

We’ve been around for a long time!

For over 40 years we’ve been providing ability-focused programs for people with a disability. Since our early days as a neighborhood centre we have always been putting people first. Our name demonstrates our desire to connect people of all abilities and cultures. Our vision is for everyone living in connected and enriched communities. Everything we do is intended to enrich people’s lives. We want to be a life long partner with you in your community. One that is there every step of the way, helping you navigate life’s challenges and helping you to realise opportunities. In doing so we want you to build (with your help) happier, healthier, connected, educated and enriched communities.

Yes, we are accredited under the NSW Disability Services Standards and yes we are non profit community organisation.

Bigger is Not Always Better!

We do not aspire to be the biggest community organisation in Australia. We pride ourselves in knowing our clients and being able to listen. This is why we are passionate about your rights and the National Standards for Disability Services.

Services for People with Disability

We, at 3Bridges, in consultation with people living with a disability and their carers and using the tools of Person Centred Planning, are able to develop a fun and wider interactive program to encourage and nurture our consumers’ independence and choice.

We aim to give everyone a say, to consider the strengths and skills of each individual, to build on those and to further create opportunities to develop new skills and continue to explore the wider community.

We offer – Life Choices and Active Ageing day programs

These are individually funded ADHC services/supports for adults with a disability that are age and life stage appropriate with greater flexibility and choice. If receive ADHC funding for Community Participation, Life Choices, Active Ageing or Flexible Respite and you would like to explore further what we can offer please call us on 1300 327 434 to speak to our friendly staff.

Through these programs you can:

  • participate in activities you enjoy
  • learn to do new things and develop your skills
  • increase your independence
  • make friends
  • enjoy an active and healthy older life

NDIS is coming

We understand the NDIS. We can help you get the most out of your application to ensure that you have all the resources you are entitled to.

Our programs are:

Get Together Group

Out and About

Sunshine Group

Big Night Out

Important Links

People with Disability Australia – www.pwd.org.au

Department of Social Services – www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers

National Disability Insurance Scheme – www.ndis.gov.au

Early beginnings

Do you need a helping hand at one of the busiest and most challenging life stages?

We can help with:

  • Early Years Support Service – A service for mothers of babies aged 0-3 years who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, ill-health and/or disability.
  • Children’s Services – After school services for children at 4 sites and vacation care at Penshurst and Narwee. Many children have access to Inclusion Support Subsidy within our OOSH programs.

We are an approved provider of education and care services with the NSW Government, Education & Communities and are able to offer Childcare Rebates.

Early Years Support Service

Having a child changes your life forever but our new Early Years Support Service is right by your side.  Service coordinators Lina and Anne, and our team of volunteers, can help you to

  • Build your confidence and parenting skills
  • Link you into support networks
  • Reduce stress and anxiety or
  • Just give you a bit of time out to sleep.

Lina and Anne have 15 years’ experience supporting families across the Sutherland Shire. Working with trained volunteers, they are now bringing their expertise to 3Bridges’ new service across the Sutherland regions.

Contact the team by emailing  EYSS@3bridges.org.au

To volunteer for this special new program, please click on the  Get Involved button.

Children’s Services

OOSH and Vacation Care are one of our most valued services here at 3Bridges Community. Our goal is to provide high quality care practices for school aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6, in a stimulating, comfortable and supportive play-based learning environment enabling families to confidently pursue work, study or other activities.