Disability support services provide people with disabilities with the necessary assistance to live an independent life.
These services can include but are not limited to: personal care, domestic assistance, community access, respite care, and advocacy.
People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else to live independently and participate fully in the community.
Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s important that the supports provided are tailored to each individual.
How Can I Access Disability Support Services Near Me?
There are a range of Commonwealth and State/Territory government departments and non-government organisations that provide disability support services.
You can find out which organisations provide disability care services in your area by contacting your local Council or the National Disability Service Provider Finder.
Most services funded by the Australian Government have a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered provider number.
The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent and significant disabilities, their families and carers. Find out more about the NDIS on the Department of Social Services website or by calling 1800 800 110.
Types of NDIS Support Services
There are many types of disability support services available to help you live an independent life. Here are some examples:
It is about speaking up for your rights and representing your interests;
Regardless of what type of disability you have, there is always some form of support service available to help you live an independent life. All you need to do is reach out and ask for help!