Everyday living support
Support for children, young people and adults with disability may be accessed within mainstream services in your local community. Some people with disability and their family may also require specialist support from therapists, case managers, community nurses, behaviour specialists or dietitians to help improve their independence, quality of life and wellbeing.
ADHC provides funding to a number of other agencies to deliver specialist supports such as therapy, community nursing, case management, behaviour support and dietetics services. For information and support in accessing the most appropriate service to assist in meeting your needs contact your local Information, Referral and Intake (IRI) service. ADHC also provides a range of these services directly through Community Support Teams which are based across NSW.
In NSW, support for children, young people and their families may be accessed from a range of agencies in the local community. This builds the capacity of local communities and develops strong support networks around children and young people with disability and their family that can extend throughout their life. It also builds the capacity of local communities to meet the needs of people with disability and those who support them.
Young people and adults with disability may require support with self-care tasks and activities of daily living to continue living in their own home and community and maintain their independence.
ADHC funds a range of in-home support services including Help at Home through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and drop-in support models through a wide range of programs. For information and support in accessing HACC funded services contact the Commonwealth Carelink Centres, your local council or HACC Development Officer in your region. For assistance to access drop-in support models contact your local Information, Referral and Intake service.
Young people and adults with severe physical disabilities or requiring high level physical assistance (more than 15 hours per week) to live at home may apply for high level in-home personal assistance. These services are provided through two different programs: the Attendant Care Program and the High Need Pool. For information and support in accessing these services contact our Attendant Care and Physical Disability Unit.