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Disability Services

We have the expertise and services to help you cope with the unique challenges of looking after someone with a disability.


Carer Support

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 range of supports available to carers are listed on our Carer Gateway page.


The Hub Disability Program

This Program is available to people between the ages of 18 and 40 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 abilities and interests and include activities such as growing and cooking your own ingredients, music, yoga, photography, dance, gym, walking, art and craft.

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

All enquiries can be directed to Carers ACT on 6296 9900 or disability@carersact.org.au


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.

For more information, contact our service coordination staff on 6296 9924 or email disability@carersact.org.au


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 lacinfo@feroscare.com.au

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

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.


 

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