The following organisations are particularly relevant to attendant care for people with brain injury and/or spinal cord injury.
The organisations listed have a New South Wales / Australia focus with some international organisations.
The Attendant Care Industry Association (Australia) Ltd (ACIA) is the peak body representing government and non-government attendant care providers, including private, not-for-profit and charitable providers. Among other things it has has developed a quality management system standard and certification program (the ACIS), specifically for the attendant care industry.
The Brain Foundation was established in 1970 by members of the Australian Association of Neurologists and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia to reduce the incidence and impact of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system through the provision of support, community education and research.
BIA was formed at the first national community based conference on acquired brain injury in 1986. It is a peak body for Brain Injury Associations in Australia.
Lifetime Care pays for the treatment, rehabilitation and care of people who’ve been severely injured in a motor accident in NSW. People who are eligible for the Scheme will have a spinal cord injury; moderate to severe brain injury; amputations; severe burns; or will be blind as a result of the accident.
The Workers Care Program pays for the treatment, rehabilitation and care of people who’ve been severely injured at work in NSW and meet the same injury criteria as people who are eligible for the Lifetime Care scheme.
ParaQuad NSW exists to support people with a spinal cord injury to achieve their choices in life.
Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) exists to support all those affected by SCI, by advising, educating and campaigning on their behalf.