NSW Capacity Building for People with Disability
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) has invested in a significant number of projects to build the capacity of people with disability, families and carers to exercise choice and control and prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These projects also provide opportunities to connect with other people with disability, families and carers.
Click to download the Getting Prepared information sheet (PDF)
What are the projects?
Who's doing the projects?
What are the projects about?
Who do I contact?
My Choice Matters (NSW Council for Intellectual Disability)
Get More Skills workshops and individual pre-planning support for people with a disability, families and carers to develop capacity in planning and preparedness for the NDIS.
Online learning-My Learning Matters for planning and preparing for a good life and Become a Leader Online to expand people’s leadership skills.
ADHC Supported Accommodation project building capacity of people with a disability, their families, carers and staff.
1800 144 653
02 9211 2605
First Peoples Disability Network
Workshops and individual capacity building sessions to prepare Aboriginal communities, people with disability, families and carers for the expansion of individualised funding and roll out of the NDIS across NSW.
02 8399 0882
Ethnic Community Services Co-operative
Culturally appropriate engagement with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities across NSW including information sessions and workshops for people with disability, families and carers from CALD backgrounds that promote awareness of the rights of people with a disability, capacity building and preparing for the NDIS.
02 9569 1288
Physical Disability Council of NSW
Statewide workshops and individual capacity building sessions to assist people with disability, families and carers to identify person-centred goals and to prepare for the NDIS.
1800 688 831
02 9552 1606
Community Connections Australia
Training people with disability, families and carers to develop skills and confidence using technology. Statewide.
1300 364 688
Resourcing Families (An initiative of The Institute of Family Advocacy and Leadership Development)
Statewide workshops for people with disability, families and carers on self-direction and the NDIS with particular focus on planning and preparing to create a good life as well as workshops on developing right relationships between services and families that focus on achieving the optimal arrangement for the person.
1800 774 764
02 9869 7753
Jeder Institute (hosted by PATH Inc.)
Pathways to a Good Life Project. Workshops and planning sessions for people with disability, families and carers to help develop a vision for an inclusive future, goal setting and identification of reasonable and necessary supports. Selected locations across NSW.
0409 646 665
Diversity and Disability Alliance (hosted by NSW Council for Intellectual Disability)
Peer Engagement in CALD Communities Project. Peer-mentoring program for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, includes development of a support network of facilitators and peer-mentors to share leadership skills and promote individual and community capacity.
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
My Future, My Life Project. Individual capacity building and information sessions on the rights of people with disability, changes taking place in the disability support system and preparing for the NDIS. Priority for persons from CALD communities.
1800 629 072
02 9891 6400
Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS)
Get independent accurate information from real people with lived disability experience. You can ask about anything! Especially the NDIS and your entitlements to be included in your community. IDEAS will listen and find the information just for you and not ask you for anything back. Anything you talk about is private.
1800 029 904 or Live Chat at www.ideas.org.au
Support for people with disability, families, carers and nominees on the Direct Payment Agreement funding model referred by ADHC. Statewide. Funded to June 2017.
Referral through FACS Districts Contact your local FACS district
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. Places in some of these projects are limited.
Or, if you want more information about the projects, please contact staff at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care. See contact details below.
You can also check on the NSW NDIS events calendar to find out when activities are being held in your locality by clicking here.
Ageing, Disability and Home Care
1800 605 489
Telephone translation services are available through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50. Please quote 1800 605 489 to the operator.
To provide feedback about the Getting Prepared projects, please call 1800 605 489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If a translator or interpreter is needed, please call 13 14 50 and quote 1800 605 489 to the operator.