How DAISI assists by providing useful information
We have a range of information services available to the public for free. These are currently funded by the NSW Government, Family and Community Services, through its Information and Advocacy funding stream, until 30 June 2018.
To help our community members keep up-to-date with what is happening in their local area, we also have a DAISI Facebook page and distribute regular bulletins and newsletters.
Drop-in Information Centre
DAISI has a Drop-in Information Centre in our office at 166 River Street, Ballina NSW, and maintains an extensive collection of information resources on services, activities, events and public amenities. Confidential enquiries for information can also be made by phone on 1800 800 340 or (02) 6686 7887.
To assist you in identifying and accessing services, resources and supports, DAISI produces a range of Factsheets. A particular feature of these Factsheets is that they promote local and free services and resources.
- Carer Support & Assistance
- Grand Carers Support
- Young Carers
- Disability Resources
- Senior Resources
- Community Transport
- Housing & Financial Support
- Income Support and Subsidies
- Legal Support
- Food pantries & soup kitchens
We would appreciate your feedback on this resource - any updates, corrections or additions are welcome. To go to our contact us page click here.
Links to Other Key Organisations
The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW promotes anti-discrimination, equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW. It administers the anti-discrimination laws, handles complaints under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and is part of the NSW Department of Justice.
Local councils provide a range of community services and activities. To assist you to find out what is available in your area, the Councils within the Northern Rivers region are listed below with links to the community sections of their websites.
The NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog. It watches over most public sector and some private sector agencies in NSW to make sure these agencies and their staff do their jobs properly and meet their responsibilities to the community.
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) works with and for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage in NSW to make positive change in our communities. It is the peak body for health and community services in NSW.