The Amputees and Families Support Group Qld Inc. (AFSGQ) is a Queensland network of amputees and their families, providing peer support and advice throughout the transition from pre-amputation to amputee.

AFSGQ is a network of amputees, their families and carers with first hand experience of the effects of amputation; wanting to support and encourage other amputees from pre-amputation through to rehabilitation and beyond.  The group was started in 1986 by a dedicated band of amputees who felt alone and isolated when they first lost their limb(s) and were trying to accept and integrate the changes into their personal, professional and recreational lives.

How we can help:

AFSGQ cares and understands that you are about to go through changes in your life – which at times may appear difficult and overwhelming.

AFSGQ provides a range of services and activities for amputees, individuals, families and carers.

We provide:

  • Information relevant to limb loss
  • Home and hospital visits (see Peer Support)
  • Social outings (see Events)
  • Links to amputee support services
  • Short-term loan equipment for new amputees (see Medical Aids)

We also:

  • Lobby the government for better services
  • Provide education materials on medical aids and equipment

 

Medical Aids Local Support Groups
Social Activities Peer Support