Serving the Villages of Nimbin, The Channon, Dunoon, and all surrounding communities A community service managed by Nimbin Health & Welfare Assocation Inc.
 
 

NACRS provides social opportunities and support services for all people aged 65 years and over, for all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over, for all people experiencing housing stress or homelessness aged 50 years and over. We also provide flexible respite, centre-based respite, short-term and Emergency respite for carers – please enquire.

NACRS is based at the ‘Bottlebrush Studio’ in Nimbin, a regional country town 30kms from Lismore. We serve Nimbin, Tuntable Falls, and Coffee Camp, Blue Knob, Goolmangar, Stony Chute, Lillian Rock, Georgica, Jiggi, Keerrong, Koonorigan, Rose Road, Tuntable, The Channon, Modanville, Dunoon, Doroughby, Mt Burrell, Barkersvale and Wadeville.

Connect with your community
NACRS offers a multitude of ways to meet others and engage with your friends, family and community. We hold regular social groups, events, bus trips. Contact us or pop in to find out more.
Respite - are you looking for a break?
we can bring the person you care for to social groups or outings, or provide home visits and phone support. Contact us to discuss your needs. 
Home Visits for some company, some respite
NACRS Support Workers are available to visit people and their carers at their homes. Contact us to discuss your needs
Free Internet and Computer use at our Nimbin social centre
 Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm at Bottlebrush Studio
FREE internet kiosk at our Nimbin Social Centre  Monday to Friday 10am-2pm
Learn new computer skills or simply access technology and get online.
On Tuesdays join Mark our skilled volunteer computer tutor, on hand to help with any computer and internet queries

 

Man using computer at the Nimbin Social Centre

 

Our Philosophy
at  Nimbin Aged Care and Respite Services

  • the right of people to choices in their own lives;
  • the right of people to dignity, respect; privacy and confidentiality;
  • the right of people to be valued as individuals;
  • the right of people to access services on a non-discriminatory basis;
  • the right of the community to accountable and responsive services; and
  • the right of people to receive culturally appropriate services in their own community.


Funding at NACRS

NACRS is a non-profit incorporated organisation that provides a range of social opportunities and support services for all people aged 65 years and over, for all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over, for all people experiencing housing stress or homelessness aged 50 years and over. We also provide flexible respite, centre-based respite, short-term and Emergency respite for carers in the surrounding Nimbin and Dunoon region.   NACRS receives funding from the Commonwealth HACC program to provide social support services. NACRS also receives funding from the Department of Health and Ageing to provide services to carers and care recipients under the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP). Other small grants are applied for when necessary.


NACRS Governance

NACRS is auspiced by an incorporated non-government community based organisation, Nimbin Health & Welfare Association Inc. (NH&W) through a volunteer Management Committee elected from the NH&W membership.

The NACRS Coordinator, Book-keeper and Admin Assistant report to the NH&W Management Committee on a monthly basis at Bottlebrush Studio.


NACRS Staff & volunteers

We work in partnership with the Nimbin community to provide an inclusive and progressive service, working equitably and with respect, maintaining clear vision and openness, growing and learning alongside the community we serve.

The values and principles of NACRS staff are guided by the needs and aspirations of our diverse community and we are dedicated to expanding in sustainable ways that honour ‘belongingness’ and connectivity.


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