Disabled Support Services
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 protects individuals across Australia from unfair treatment in many parts of public life. The Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities. Australia ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008.
We value and support the disabled within our community. We have volunteers who understand disability and they can talk on your behalf with various agencies.
In addition, our volunteers can guide and support you to access services from NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
NDIS is being rolled out in certain areas of NSW from July 2016.
To be eligible to access NDIS services you must meet 3 conditions:
Have Australian residency – Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa
Must be aged under 65 years
Must have Permanent and Significant disability
You can test your eligibility using the checklist on: https://myplace.ndis.gov.au/ndisstorefront/ndis-access-checklist.html
If you need help, please call us on: 1800 11 66 75
We will support and advise you on what you can do and also refer you to expert services.
Our services are Free, Confidential and Non-Judgmental.
Here are some support services which may also help you:
NSW Police: 000 (for urgent and immediate help only) or 131 444 (for non-urgent matters)
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1800 464 800
Disabled Australians and their Carers (Centrelink): 132 717
Financial Information Service (Centrelink): 136 300
NDIS: https://myplace.ndis.gov.au/ndisstorefront/index.html Or phone 1800 800 110
Ability Links: http://www.abilitylinksnsw.org.au/
Or phone: 8713 9200 (Settlement Services International)