The City of Lake Macquarie is a local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is situated adjacent to the city of Newcastle and is part of the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Area.

Kaiyu Konnect

Kaiyu Samaritans operates programs Kaiyu Konnect (KK)Kaiyu Konnect Early Intervention Program (KKEIP Well) and Kaiyu Community Based Activities (CBA) and provide social and skill development activities with a focus on social inclusion.

Konnect is a community based mental health service for adults living with a mental illness. Kaiyu provides an environment where you can be supported to achieve your goals in life. Konnect offers community and centre based activities with a focus on community inclusion.

Trusted Support Coordination

Support Coordinators skilled at coordinating a wide range of funded, mainstream and informal supports and provide all three levels of NDIS support coordination:

Support Connection - With Support Connection they can provide you with short term assistance to help you identify service providers and negotiate service agreements.

The Wolf Pack Foundation

The Wolf Pack Foundation has been started by a small group of Australians and New Zealanders with Wolfram Syndrome, their families and supporters. The aims of the foundation are to raise funds to provide support for people with Wolfram and to make a contribution to efforts to develop drug therapies and eventually a cure for this disorder. Along the way we hope to raise awareness in the broader community about Wolfram and its impacts.

Centre for Hope

Centre For Hope is all about empowering disadvantaged young people to respect themselves, to connect to the wider community and to create an inspired life.​

The team works with Australian youth aged 6 to 18 years who are suffering adversity through causes such as financial hardship, mental disorders, physical and learning disabilities, mental, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies and who, because of their circumstances, suffer a significant degree of helplessness.

Centre for Hope run programs such as;

I Am Here

I Am Here is an NDIS approved provider of 24/7 respite accommodation services for children and adults with acquired brain injury (ABI), cerebral palsy, physical, intellectual and other disabilities.

I Am Here offers high quality short, mid and long-term respite accommodation, giving carers and guests a much-needed break from their everyday routine.

They also provide community care and outings.

Our Backyard

Our Backyard is a private car park space that offers those sleeping in their cars in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas; a place to sleep and a place to connect. They have; hot showers, dry towels, toilets, kitchen facilities and assistance to connect with other services. 

Our Backyard supports men, women, families who are sleeping in their cars at night. All our guests need to be travelling in a registered motor vehicle to access the program.

Southlakes Carers Inc

Southlakes Carers Inc is a not for profit community based organisation providing care and support to frail aged and disabled residents in our community. They provide;

Transport to and from medical and specialist appointments

shopping and bus trips to local and larger shopping centres

social activities monthly

hydro therapy pool  visits 

sensing caring garden space 

carers support group

seniors day centre. 


YP COPMI supporting children and young people of parents with a mental illness. Contact the;

Charlestown branch on 4904 9000

Newcastle branch on 4964 7000

Maitland 4939 2900