ResourcesManaging life with disability requires a network of reliable information and support.
We have put together a list of helpful resources within the ACT, Australia, and across the world. We hope this information will help to support and educate people with and without disabilities, to promote community inclusion and cohesiveness.
Please note: Community Connections provides this list for information purposes only, not as an endorsement or promotion.
Government services – ACT
|Human Rights Commission||www.hrc.act.gov.au|
Government services – Australia
|Department of Social Services||www.dss.gov.au|
|Department of Health||www.health.gov.au|
|National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)||www.ndis.gov.au|
Community services and support
|ACT Community Directory||vc-act.mycommunitydirectory.com.au|
|National Disability Service (NDS)||www.nds.org.au|
|Advocacy for Inclusion||www.advocacyforinclusion.org|
|Legal Aid ACT||www.legalaidact.org.au|
|Community Resource Unit (CRU)||www.cru.org.au|
|My Choice My Support (MCMS)||www.mcms.org.au|
Home and Homesharing
|Homes West Association||www.homeswest.org.au|
|Mamre Association Inc||www.mamre.org.au|
Other services and support
|Social Role Valorization||www.socialrolevalorization.com|
|Every Australian Counts||www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au|
About the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with:
- the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life
- information and referrals to support services in the community
- individualised plans
There are some complexities involved in managing the services, funding and providers as part of your NDIS plan. That’s where registered NDIS providers such as Community Connections can help.
The NDIS funds supports and services that are considered reasonable and necessary. Funding may cover supports and services for your:
- social participation
- living arrangements
- health and wellbeing
There are eligibility criteria to be able to access the NDIS.
If you are eligible for the NDIS, the process for getting a NDIS plan is: