Links / Resources

Funding Provider Links

National Disability Insurance Scheme– Provides funding to individuals and is now the primary provider of funds to people with disability.

NDIS Quarterly Digest – These are the AAT rulings that impact on the development of the scheme.

Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW

Department of Human Services, Victoria

Advocacy and General Links

The Conversation – https://theconversation.com/how-to-improve-the-ndis-for-people-who-have-an-intellectual-disability-as-well-as-a-mental-illness-97921

National Disability Services –  National industry association for disability services, who represent a large number of non-government organisations.

Disability Advocacy (DA) NSW –  provides information and advocacy services for persons with any disability in the Hunter, New England and Mid-North Coast regions of NSW.  DA also provides advocacy workshops for workers, families and carers.

Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service (IDAS) –  is funded provide services to Indigenous people with a disability in Western Sydney and Regional centres in areas of high need in NSW, in consultation with Family and Community Service and Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care.Phone:   (02) 4722 3524 / Email:    idas@idas.org.au

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) NSW – is the peak organisation for people from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) with disability, their families and carers in NSW.  MDAA is the only advocacy service in NSW available specifically to people from NESB with disability. Phone: 1800 629 072 / (02) 9891 6400 /Email: mdaa@mdaa.org.au

People with a Disability (PWD) – PWD is a national peak disability rights and advocacy organisation which seeks to provide people with disability with a voice of their own. PWD provide information and advocacy services as well as training for working with people with a disability. The website hosts a range of resources and links including information on training available. Phone: (02) 9370 3100 or Free call: 1800 422 015 / Email: pwd@pwd.org.au

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) – consumer’s rights

Your Consumer rights: A guide for consumers with disability – explains your consumer rights, how to be a smart shopper, what to look out for when signing a contract/service agreement and the steps you can take to resolve problems.

Information for consumers with disability – This fact sheet explains your consumer rights and the steps you can take to resolve problems.

Your rights when you buy something – explains your consumer rights and the steps you can take to resolve problems. It is written in Easy English, which is more accessible for people who have difficulty reading and understanding written information.