Disabilities

Resources

 

The Community Visitors’ Scheme is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The scheme aims to enrich the quality of life of people living in aged care homes who are socially isolated or lonely, and who would benefit from a friendly visitor. This includes people with disabilities who are in care homes.

 

DARE Disability Support, located in Springwood, provides quality programs to people with a disability in the areas of accommodation support, independent living, employment and training, recreation and social inclusion. They can be contacted on 4751 5266.

 

Nova Employment is a Disability Employment Service for people with a disability (Intellectual,Deaf,Physical,Mental Illness). Nova have a Springwood office, at Shop 7 127 Macquarie Street, Springwood NSW 2777. Their contact number is (02) 4752 3000.

 

 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new national system for disability support. The following page is designed to help people who care for a family member or friend with disability to better understand the NDIS. CLICK HERE.

 

Family and Carer Mental Health is a program run by UnitingCare Mental Health. Some useful information for carers can be found HERE.

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