If you care for a person who is under 65 years old, with a permanent or significant disability, then it is likely they are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
If you require support for yourself, as a carer, please contact us through the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737. A trained worker will talk with you and help you to find services and support to meet your needs.
The Hub: Independent Living Skills for people living with cognitive Disability – Day Program
This program is available to people between the ages of 18 and 45 with a mild to moderate cognitive disability. It aims to enhance the individual’s social and independent living skills, to develop interests and abilities and to participate in the community.
The service operates Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm at Carers ACT, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt, offering both full and half day programs incorporating a range of skill development and engaging activities.
The activities are interactive and adapted to the participant’s NDIS goals, abilities and interests and include activities such as growing and cooking your own ingredients, music, yoga, photography, dance, gym, walking, art and craft, social outings and adventures. Working on a range of skill building activities such as ironing, coffee making, washing, making a bed, basic personal care skills, household cleaning and safety.
For more information about the aims, objectives and policies of the program, please refer to The Hub Carers Handbook. We also have an easy-to-read guide for families and participants, Disability Program Participant Handbook
Carers ACT is a registered provider of NDIS services. We claim the Temporary Transition Payment (TTP) which is a temporary payment that assists us to transition to the NDIS (see the NDIS website and price guide for further information). The amount we charge for attendance at the Hub program is the TTP price for group activities in a Centre. Click here to access our price list.
All enquiries can be directed to Carers ACT on 6296 9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NDIS Support Coordination
Carers ACT is a registered NDIS Provider. We can support you, and the person you care for, to coordinate and implement the supports identified in their NDIS plan.
We take direction from you about how you want to manage your plan. You might choose to allocate some responsibilities to us, while you take others. The choice and control is yours. Together, we can work toward your goals.
Carers ACT is a registered provider of NDIS services. Our fees are in accordance with the NDIS price guide and support catalogue.
For more information, contact our service coordination staff on 6296 9924 or email email@example.com
NDIS Community Connector
This new program, which will be available for 12 months until June 2021, aims to give the emotional and practical support carers need to travel the road towards the NDIS.
Designed to help carers over 65 looking after a younger person with disability who doesn’t have an NDIS plan; our Community Connector will explain what the NDIS is, and guide you through the application process.
For more information about the list of supports available from our Community Connector click HERE or call us on 6296 9908
Representing Your Voice
Through our Carers Advocacy program, we can help you negotiate complex bureaucracy, provide links into financial or legal service supports and access services such as the Human Rights Commission and Ombudsman.
Even if you are unsure whether you need advocacy support or if you would just like some advice to tackle a situation for yourself please feel free to contact the service on 6296 9900
Links to EXTERNAL Supports
Feros Care is the official NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) for ACT. The role of a LAC is to help participants navigate the NDIS processes. For more information about Local Area Coordination in ACT contact Feros on 1300 986 970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) provides a free advocacy service to individuals living with a disability, older people and their carers
Women With Disabilities ACT | is a systemic advocacy and peer support organisation for women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability in the ACT region
Healthy Mothers Healthy Families‘ mission is to support, empower and encourage mothers of a child with a disability to learn about, and create a healthy lifestyle that fosters their own health and well-being, alongside a healthy, happy family life.
Advocacy for Inclusion provides independent individual, self and systemic advocacy for people with disabilities.
ACT Companion Card enables people with disability who require life-long attendant care support from a companion to attending participating venues or activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion.
ACT Office for Disability provides strategic advice and practical assistance to enable people with disability to enjoy their rights as citizens of the ACT.
Ethnic Disability ACT advocates for the rights of individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds living with a disability, their families and carers in the ACT region.
Disability Discrimination Law provides free, independent and confidential legal assistance in disability discrimination law for people living in the ACT.
Disability Trust provides a range of supports to assist those living with a disability and their families.