YOUR #1 NDIS PROVIDER | NEWCASTLE

Coordination of supports

Make the best use of your funding with the help of one of our Coordinator of Supports (COS)

As a provider since the rollout of the NDIS, we have deep connections with local support services, government departments and local businesses, ensuring your NDIS journey is efficiently moving in the direction of your goals.

Feel more connected and build capabilities

We understand that working with your dedicated NDIS funding can be daunting – and so does NDIS. That’s why many people choose to get the help of a coordinator of supports or COS who can guide them to make the right decisions and spend their funding wisely.

Our coordinator or supports team is one of the largest in the Hunter region. From this pool of specialists, our managers match you or a participant or loved one with a COS with the right skills and experience to best support and advise you in the early stages.

How can our coordinators of support help?

  • Assist in understanding what supports are funded in your NDIS plan and how we can implement them together
  • Work with you to develop a comprehensive goal plan using a SMART goal template to ensure you’re at the centre of all agreed goals
  • Collaborate with all services involved in your care. This may include Your GP, Health, TAFE, the Department of Housing and other NDIS services
  • Support you through your NDIS plan review process
  • Set up your NDIS portal access on the myGov website
  • Involve you in all aspects of your support, choices on plan allocation and plan review

Who are our coordinators of supports?

Our coordinators of supports are a team of trained professionals.

Kym Draeger

Senior Coordinator of Supports
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Aged Care, Management, Human Resources, WHS

What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
I love the positive culture Hunter Care Group provides and the supportive work relationships.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
Spending time with loved ones, holidays to new destinations and going to concerts.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
Port Stephens area – especially the beaches.

Malina Skelly

Specialist Supports Coordinator
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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
What do you love about working at HCG?
The passionate, consumer focused care provided by staff.
What are your favourite interests/activities outside of work?
Spending time with my family and friends, spending time at the beach and the gym.
What's your favourite Newcastle haunt/hangout?
Hickson Street Lookout.

Kacey Houldsworth

Coordinator of Supports
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Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Teaching
What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
Hunter Care Group is a great organisation with a highly skilled team and sincere core values that all staff embrace.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
I love spending time with my family, friends and dog Maggie. I enjoy going to the beach, bushwalking, painting, music and going on adventures!
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
All of the beaches!

Leesa Wholohan

Coordinator of Supports
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Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health)
What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
The positive team environment and the passion within the team to provide a high standard of support for the individuals we work with.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
I enjoy camping and being surrounded by nature, spending time with the best dog in the world, Lottie, and making the most of every day.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
The bogey hole, Stockton (for rollerblading) and the far end of Nobby's beach.

Jack Mclennan

Coordinator of Supports
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Certificate III Business | Currently studying Bachelor of Social Work
What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
I love how much Hunter care group care about the staff and the participants. I believe we provide the highest quality person-centred care in the industry which makes me proud to be a part of the organisation.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
My interests are golf and watching all sports.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
Mereweather baths or any of the surrounding beaches are my favourite spots to relax!

Lily Robards

Coordinator of Supports
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Currently undertaking Certificate IV in Community Services
What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
I love working with amazing colleagues who are dedicated to their jobs and are a wealth of knowledge. Hunter Care Group is like a second family.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
I love spending time with family and friends and going to the beach during the summer. I also enjoy going on road trips with my friends and using my weekends to enjoy music festivals.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
Caves Beach.

Anne-Marie Adams

Coordinator of Supports
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Diploma in Community Services
What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
The culture and being able to help participants achieve their goals.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
Spending time with my family.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
I enjoy spending time at all the beautiful parks and beaches that Newcastle has to offer.

Bronte Naughton

Coordinator of Supports
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What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
I love the person-centred approach, and the strong values Hunter Care Group uphold. The high level of support from management and other colleagues has always been a constant throughout my entire time at HCG, not only as a Coordinator but also as a Support Worker.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
Seeing my friends and exercising.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
Redhead or Dudley Beach!

Erin Hall

Coordinator of Supports
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What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
The support they give all staff and participants and the great work/life balance. HCG feels like home!
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
Spending time with family and watching documentaries.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
Nando's

Paige Robertson

Coordinator of Supports
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Certificate lll in Community Services
What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
I’ve been with HCG for almost 5 years. I started as a support worker in the community in 2018, worked my way to SIL Team Leader and then into the COS role. I enjoy HCG's supportive environment and culture and the ongoing efforts to provide quality services to our participants and community.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
Hanging out with friends and family, going camping and to the beach.
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
Redhead Beach, Glenrock State Conservation Area and Harry & Lola's Cafe (Spears Point).

Leesa Corrigan

Coordinator of Supports
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What do you love about working at Hunter Care Group?
It’s important for me to be a part of a workplace that’s both supportive and fun.
What are your favourite interests/activities out of work?
I love the beach, camping and just generally being outdoors in the sunshine with family and friends. I also love Thai food and sticky date pudding and ice cream!
What's your favourite Newcastle hangout?
I do love having a Newy Burger Co ‘Stocko’ burger on the hill at Bar Beach.

We love Hunter Care Group

We are Hunter Care Group

In operation since the NDIS rollout, we’re one of Newcastle and the Hunter’s leading support services providers. Disruptors in the industry, we put people first and quality and compassion back into care. Our mental health and disability support services are simple, effective and tailored to your needs – and enabled by the latest digital systems.

Our easy referral process

If you need support, why wait? We make the referral process quick and easy while keeping it personal – and personalised.

— YOUR FAQS

Got a question?

Head to our FAQ page to find answers to some of the most common questions people ask us. Or get in touch with our Newcastle team – we’re always happy to help.