Ageing, Disability & Home Care

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About ADHC

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

Historically, ADHC has been responsible for providing services and support to older people, people with disability, and their families and carers.

When the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fully implemented across NSW by 30 June 2018 ADHC will no longer provide services. The NDIS, the biggest social reform in a generation, is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability.

What we are doing now

Since 1 July 2016, we have been preparing NSW for the NDIS in two major ways:

  • By transferring services previously funded by ADHC to non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • By working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to assist ADHC clients in making their transition to the NDIS as smooth as possible

The NSW Minister for Disability Services, the Hon Ray Williams MP, is overseeing ADHC and the transfer of ADHC services.

What is happening to ADHC’s disability services

As the NDIS rolls out, we are progressively transferring disability services previously funded by ADHC to non-government organisations (NGOs).

This means that when an individual with disability – someone who may previously have accessed supports through NSW Government-funded programs, places or providers – becomes a participant in the NDIS, their NDIS plan will provide funding that allows them to access supports from the NGO provider of their choice.

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