Payments and services for people with disabilities
The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative aims to assist eligible children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early intervention services.
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.
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 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.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website contains information on community care. It includes information on community care services, home and community care and support for carers.
The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides community care services to frail aged and younger people with disabilities, and their carers.
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.
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 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.
Service Locator helps you find Department of Health services including urgent care after hours clinic, aged and disability services, dental services, hospitals, hotlines and helplines, palliative care, renal services and sexual assault referral centres.
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 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.