Disability Supports

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life.

The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

This includes connections to doctors, community groups, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

 

Carers Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and supports for carers.

If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.

The Australian Government works with a range of health and carer organisations across Australia, to deliver services to carers no matter where they live in Australia.

Carer Gateway provides many services to support carers in their caring role, including:

Qld Community Support Scheme If you need a small amount of help to keep or regain your independence, the Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) can help you to continue living safely in your home and actively participate in your community.

You may be eligible for the QCSS if you are under 65 years old (or under 50 years old for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) with:

  • a disability (and are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • chronic illness, mental health or other condition, or
  • other circumstances that impact your ability to live independently in the community

 

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia) is a not-for-profit, independent, community based advocacy and education service with 30 years’ experience in supporting and improving the well being of older people and people with disability.

Headquartered in Brisbane we provide advocacy services to older people and people with disability in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities across Queensland.  Our services are free, confidential and client focused.

ADA Australia offers a range of services in the following areas:

ADA Law community legal service:

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is a state-wide organisation of, by, and for people with diverse disability. All our work is focused on disability rights and advocacy. QDN’s work is centred around a strong network of people across Queensland and almost 30 peer support groups which inform, connect, lead, and influence change.

We believe there should be ‘nothing about us without us’

 

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