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Aboriginal NDIS Readiness Gatherings

ADHC is rolling out Aboriginal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Readiness gatherings across NSW.  The gatherings target Aboriginal people with disability, their carers, family and communities in NSW:

  • Enabling information exchange with Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Including eligibility, access and support planning.
  • Providing information about the NDIS to Elders and leaders to take back to their communities.
  • Establishing trust and communication pathways for ongoing conversations between government, non government services and Aboriginal community members regarding the NDIS.

The gatherings bring Aboriginal communities together, provide speakers and formal information.  They also enable open communication through ‘yarning circles’, workshops, cultural displays and entertainment.

The information is provided in a language and format that Aboriginal people understand.  This provides a culturally safe environment where Aboriginal people with disability, their carers and families feel heard and listened to, and are given the opportunity to speak and ask questions.

Follow this link to view video stories of Aboriginal people with disability accessing the NDIS and video clips from previous Aboriginal NDIS readiness gatherings.

A list of confirmed future events are shown below.  Many additional locations are planned and will be added to this page when confirmed.

DateLocation Event NameContact



NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups



NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups



NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups



NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) supported a number of Aboriginal NDIS Readiness gatherings to ensure Aboriginal people were ready to engage with the NDIS once it was implemented in their local area.

ADHC have subsequently developed a report and guide on gatherings, as a resource to assist organisers to successfully deliver similar gatherings for Aboriginal people and communities.

The report details the success of the gatherings so far and the guide outlines the defining features and key elements that contributed to the success of the gatherings.

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