People with disabilities
Have you ever had difficulty getting into or around buildings, using doors or stairways, negotiating footpaths, roadways, kerbed areas, reading or understanding signs or directions in the ACT? Phone Access City Hotline on 02 6257 3077.
The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative aims to assist eligible children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early intervention services.
There are payments and services to support people who provide full-time care to someone else with a disability, illness or medical condition.
The Household Assistance Package will ensure that those Australians that need help the most, particularly pensioners and low and middle income households, will get assistance for the cost of living impact of the carbon price.
Do you need to know about which community, residential aged care, disability and other support services are available in your area? Search this directory for an extensive list of service providers - including the range of services they offer and their contact details.
CRS Australia delivers vocational rehabilitation services to Australian citizens or residents who have an injury, disability or health condition. We assist people who have a disability or injury to get a job or return to their job. This service is free to people receiving income support payments from Centrelink.
CRS Australia provides vocational rehabilitation and assessment services to people with a disability, injury or health condition. Use the online referral form to request a service, refer someone to CRS Australia or find out more about CRS Australia's services .
HealthInsite topic page linking to information about physical and mental disabilities, as well as information on rehabilitation and caring for people with disabilities.
HealthInsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs manages and funds a range of programs to support people with disabilities, and their families and carers.
The Disability Employment Services helps people with disability find work and keep a job.
The Australian Disability Parking Scheme is gradually being implemented across Australia from September 2010, to streamline the distribution and use of disability parking permits. Australian Disability Parking Permits will be recognised in all states and territories. A list of relevant authorities in your state or territory authority is available for enquiries about permit applications, cost, eligibility and permit use.
Provides a range of resources and links on disability discrimination and other human rights and disability issues.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. This site is the central source for all information about IDPwD in Australia.
JobAccess is a free information and advice service which offers practical workplace solutions for people with disabilities and their employers. The service includes a comprehensive, easy to use website and a free telephone information and advice service where you can access confidential, expert advice on all disability employment matters.
Livewire is a safe and fun online community designed for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. It also caters for their siblings and parents. It allows members to share experiences.
HealthInsite topic page linking to a range of information about living with a disability, including advice, services, support groups and day to day issues such as dressing, driving and safety.
Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
The National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS) is funded by the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. NABS is based at the corporate office of Wesley Mission Brisbane, in Brisbane, but it will provide services Australia-wide. NABS provides interpreters to Deaf and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private medical appointments. It is free of charge to Sign Language users and medical practitioners.
The National Companion Card Scheme brings together State and Territory Companion Card programs that enable eligible people with lifelong disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion.
A National Disability Insurance Scheme is about ensuring people get the individualised care and support they need over the course of their lifetime, so they can exercise more choice and control in their lives.
Provides easier access to disability sector information and facilitates communication between the National Disability Organisations. Thirteen national disability organisations contribute to government policies on issues affecting people with disability.
The National Information Communication Awareness Network (NICAN) is a free information service that lists accommodation venues accessible to people with disabilities. Their database has information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disability for all of Australia.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android and other apps - Find the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia!
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australia-wide telephone access service provided for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. It is also available to anyone who wants to call a person with a hearing or speech impairment.
Services and payments are available to help people who have an illness, injury or a disability. There is also support to assist their families or carers.
The National Public Toilet Map (the Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms and accessibility for people with disabilities.
The National Disability Strategy Consultation Report prepared by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council 2009. The report provides detail on the key barriers and issues facing people with a disability, their families and carers and highlights the solutions offered by the submissions. The report also compares the level of interest against a range of themes and issues that have emerged and identifies the existing strategies that submissions suggest are working well.
The Young Carers website provides contacts and support for children and young people, families and primary teachers. Their respite and information services program assists young carers to complete their education.