The Asthma Foundations from every state and territory work together to help people with asthma and linked conditions to breathe better. We provide information, education, training, advocacy and promote research.
Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW Inc aims to provide mutual support education and advocacy to relatives and friends of people with mental illness. ARAFMI NSW has a number of regional offices and a number of local support groups that operate in metropolitan and rural areas of NSW. ARAFMI services include advocacy, education, support, regular newsletters and an Information and Support phone line which operates during business hours. ARAFMI aims to support families and carers of people with a mental illness as well as promoting a better understanding of mental illness among the general public.
BGF was founded in 1984 and is Australia's oldest HIV/AIDS charity. The organisation provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) across NSW including direct financial and practical assistance, financial counselling, supported housing and employment support. BGF works closely with other HIV/AIDS and mainstream organisations. While BGF has been and remains an organisation which responds to the needs of PLWHA with direct practical support, the recent review of client services has moved the organisation to a way of working which promotes independence and participation. The foundation is attempting to implement a more holistic approach to working with clients rather than just addressing financial needs in isolation from the range of other needs clients may have. Service delivery essentially include:"Practical assistance based on individual needOutreach / links with other service providers."Areas of service provision: financial assistance, NILS (No Interest Loans Scheme), financial counselling, supported housing, Phoenix Workshops."Supported Housing clients continue to have a more comprehensive level of assessment and more intensive service delivery compared to clients receiving general support