Recovery Support Services
If you have been affected by floods, Recovery Support Services will help you in your recovery journey by providing personalised, free, long-term support.
Recovery Support Services will link you to your own personalised recovery support worker, who can help you navigate and access services and disaster assistance packages.
Recovery support workers will walk alongside you, providing you with help to address the complex challenges and issues that emerge throughout your recovery journey. Recovery Support Services will also build your connections with local community resources and can link you to programs and services.
These services provide:
- a dedicated support worker
- assistance to access financial grants, services and loans
- practical, personal and emotional support
- recovery updates and information and
- links to other services and programs in your community.
Accessing the Recovery Support Services
Anyone directly impacted by the floods can access Recovery Support Services.
- residents with damaged or destroyed homes
- residents experiencing additional impacts from the floods (i.e. social, emotional and financial)
- business owners
- primary producers and rural landholders.
No formal referral is required to access the support of the Recovery Support Services.
There is no cost, participation is voluntary and customer-led, and you have a choice of providers.
You can phone or email your local Recovery Support Service directly. Other services and agencies can help to link you to the Recovery Support Service in your area.
Recovery Support Service Providers
Advocate for Children and Young People
Servicing: All Northern Rivers
Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation
Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service – Flood Recovery Support
Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre
Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre
Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre
Servicing: Lismore (northern) and Tweed
02 6689 1692
Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre
The New School of Arts Neighbourhood House Inc. (South Grafton)