NSW Capacity Building for People with DisabilityThe NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care has invested in a number of projects to support people with disability, families and carers in developing their skills to participate confidently in individualised arrangements and prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These projects also provide opportunities to connect with other people with disability, families and carers. The following projects have been funded until 30 June 2016.
What are the Getting Prepared projects?
|Who's doing the projects?||What are the projects about?||Who do I contact?
|Resourcing Families||Three Regional conferences for people with disability, families and carers about building capacity for self direction, preparing and planning for the NDIS.
Download Conference brochure (PDF).
|My Voice||Support for people with disability, families, carers and nominees on the Direct Payment Agreement funding model referred by ADHC. Statewide.||Referral through FACS Districts Contact your local FACS district.
|Aboriginal Disability Network NSW||Preparing Aboriginal communities, people with disability, families and carers for the expansion of individualised funding and rollout of the NDIS. Statewide with priority to rural and remote areas.|
|Ethnic Community Services
|Workshops for people with disability, families and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds that promote disability awareness and build capacity to access supports. Statewide.
02 9569 1288
|Physical Disability Council of NSW
||A series of courses for people with physical disability focussing on individual empowerment, person-centred planning and goal setting. Regional and rural areas.
||1800 688 831 (callers outside Sydney)
02 9552 1606
|Community Connections Australia
||Training people with disability, families and carers to develop skills and confidence using technology. Statewide.
||1300 364 688
|My Choice Matters
Various statewide projects to help people with disability, families and carers get the most out of person centred supports and live life their way.
Tailored workshops for people with disability, their families and carers from ADHC Supported Accommodation services. Statewide.
02 8303 7696
|Neami National||Helping Assisted Boarding House residents, licensees, and managers understand and exercise choice and control, supported decision making, and the development of support networks. Statewide.||02 9377 6091
|Carers NSW Inc
||Workshops focussed on building age appropriate decision-making skills for adolescents 14-18 with disability and their families/carers building their capacity to self direct. Statewide.
||02 9280 4744
|Pathways to Opportunities
||Workshops for people with disability, their families and carers to assist with development of a Person Centred Lifestyle Plan. Statewide.||
0409 646 665
How can I participate in one of these projects?You can contact any of the organisations directly to find out if their project can provide you with what you need. Their contact details are provided above.
Places in some of these projects are limited so please don't delay or you might miss out.
Or, if you want more information about the projects, please contact staff at Ageing, Disability and Home Care, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. See contact details below.
Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Telephone: 1800 605 489
Translation: Telephone translation services are available through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50. Please quote 1800 605 489 to the operator.