Government Services & Advocacy Organisations

Ability Links NSW

Ability Links NSW connects people with disabilities, their families and carers with the local community and its service providers, helping them to achieve their goals.

https://www.abilitylinksnsw.org.au/


Companion Card

With a Companion Card, carers can access community activities and venues for free. This program is reserved for people with a permanent and significant disability who require a high level of care at all times.

https://www.companioncard.nsw.gov.au/


NSW Mental Health Resources

Find out everything there is to know about government support for mental health in NSW, from legislation and fact sheets to 24-hour helplines and therapeutic programs.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/Pages/default.aspx


NSW Carer Support

NSW Carer Support offers a variety of information services, support programs and training courses to assist carers in their roles.

https://www.carersnsw.org.au/how-we-help/information


The Department of Social Services (DSS)

The DSS works to enhance the wellbeing of Australian families and individuals through social policy. It implements Supported Employment via Australian Disability Enterprises.

www.dss.gov.au


National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

The NDIA implements the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to enhance the lives of Australians with a significant and permanent disability, as well as their families and carers.

www.ndis.gov.au


NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

This independent agency is responsible for ensuring and improving the standard of all NDIS supports and services. By regulating NDIS providers, the commission helps participants to receive the level of care they deserve.

https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/


National Disability Services (NDS)

The NDS is the leading association for non-government disability support providers in Australia, representing over 1,000 organisations.

www.nds.org.au


Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy helps families to protect and promote the interests and liberties of loved ones with a developmental disability.

www.family-advocacy.com


Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)

The IDRS is a legal service for people with cognitive impairment in NSW, offering free support to defend and advocate their rights.

www.idrs.org.au


NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

The CID represents the best interests of people with intellectual disability, campaigning for positive change in the NSW community.

www.nswcid.org.au


Disability Online

Disability Online is a hub for support services, news and events in Australia, helping people with disabilities to stay up to date with the latest developments.

www.disabilityonline.community


Drums Alive Routines & Research

Brush up on the science behind the beats and learn how to drum your favourite songs with our fun video lessons!

*Routine Instruction Videos*

Research: www.drums-alive.com


Handy Links For Your NDIS Journey

Get to know and navigate the NDIS with its informative guides and online tools.

Booklets: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/publications/booklets-and-factsheets

Policies: https://ndis.nsw.gov.au/other-documents/

Queries: https://ndis.nsw.gov.au/where-i-should-go-to-if-i-have-questions-about-the-ndis-or-disability-services-in-nsw/

Portal Links: https://redinc.org.au/ndis-intel-hub/


Support For Aboroginal Families

Discover services and resources dedicated to the needs of Aboriginal people with disabilities, their families and carers.

http://carersaustralia.com.au/about-carers/aboriginalandtorresstraitislandercarers/resources-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-carers2/#NSW

http://www.muloobinba.org.au/


Resources For Disability Support Workers

Further your career in disability care with useful resources for education, training and employment in the support service sector.