Community Living Support

Information and advice, personal support, referral and advocacy

We are available to help you on weekdays at our Community Hub at 38 Mabel St premises to  have a chat and a cuppa and take a flyer with information on a variety of issues.  If you need more assistance than that, we have helpful, trained Personal Support volunteers who will spend time listening to you to understand your situation.  They will provide you with tailored support for your particular circumstances including  information, advice, skills, support and referrals if required and  can talk to other organisations on your behalf.

We can also help you to work out what you are spending your money on so that you can identify potential areas to cut back on.  In some instances CST may also be able to provide material or financial assistance because something unexpected has happened which has affected your finances.

Advocacy and Personal Support
If you need someone to advocate for you or provide one-on-one personal support, CST has someone who can help.
Call in or phone to make an appointment.

Emergency Relief (ER)
Are you struggling to make ends meet because something unexpected has happened which has affected your finances?
Our ER staff are here to assist you between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Tuesdays and Fridays, ONLY.
You will need to bring your Centrelink Income and Assets statement/ or a pay slip and an ATM slip showing your bank balance as well as any supporting paperwork to show evidence of need.

Budget Helper
Do you have some money left at the end of the week?
Do you need help to work out what you are spending your money on?
Call in or phone for a one-on-one appointment.

Community Transport
Do you need to go to Cairns for medical treatment?
Do you want to come to Atherton to shop and conduct other business?
Our pre-booked door-to-door service is for pensioners and those with health care cards.
Phone to find out more or to make a booking.
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Tax Help
This service is offered, subject to the availability of ATO trained volunteers, during July to October each year.
Call in or phone to see if you meet the ATO eligibility guidelines and to make an appointment if you do.

Broadband for Seniors
Are you over 50 and want to

  • discover a whole new social experience on the web?
  • stay in touch on line with friends and family?
  • have access to the wealth of information available online?
  • stop feeling you are being ‘left behind’ in the technological age?

Call in or phone our office at 38 Mabel Street to find out more and make an appointment for a one-on-one session.
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Meeting Rooms
Are you a community group requiring a meeting space?
We have a room at our 38 Mabel Street premises for use, subject to availability, both during the week and on weekends, during the day or the evening.
Call in or phone for more information and to make a booking.