The wonderful team here at Dorrigo Support Centre is one of both paid employees and eager volunteers, who all offer a friendly smile, a hot coffee and tea and an open ear if you'd like one. All staff will happily advocate on your behalf if need be, or even just come over and read the newspaper. Within reason, if you want it we'll try and make it happen!
Carol Ruigrok- Co-Ordinator, Support Worker, Neighbour Aid & Disability Support.
Sandra Francis- Neighbour Aid & DisAbility Support Worker
"My association with Dorrigo goes way back. Along side my husband, we have raised 3 children and run a successful stud Beef Farm, I also was a partner in a small retail business for a number of years. I started at the Support Centre in June 2013 as a Disability Support Worker, where I have met many wonderful people. I enjoy playing Sport, living and working in this community & have been an active member in numerous committees on the Plateau over the years."
Anita Van Leeuwen-Disability Support Worker.
"I have lived in this lovely part of the lucky country for over 25 years. Moving up from Sydney, I lived in Thora for 18 years, Bellingen for 10, and am now loving the relaxed, clean, healthy environment and friendly community of Dorrigo. I have worked as a registered Nurse in major Hospitals in Sydney for 15 years, and for 5 years in Bellingen Hospital. Becoming more interested in supporting people to live quality lives in their own homes, I studied Community services work, and am now committed to empowering people to life satisfying and fulfilled lives of their choice. My hobbies include playing guitar, gardening and dancing".