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Thursday, 5 January 2017
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People with Disabilities

Council is committed to supporting people with disabilities and their carers. We have information available on access in and around Hunters Hill including locations of accessible public toilets and facilities with hearing loops.

Council has information on services available to support people with a disability and their carers. Information on transport, meals, home maintenance and a range of other options is available.

Council has an Access Committee consisting of dedicated residents, carers, volunteers and Council representatives. This Committee advises Council and provides an avenue for exchanging ideas and information on disability issues. It aims to challenge and remove barriers, both social and physical, that prevent people from participating fully and safely in the community.

For further information on any of the topics above, please contact the Aged and Disability Coordinator, Ph: 9879 9454 or Email: gamblet@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

Support Services for People with a Disability

For people under 65 years

Ability Links

* Supports people with a disability (aged 9 - 64 years), their families and carers. You will have access to a co-ordinator ("Linker") who will work with you to help plan for your future, and build on your strengths and skills to develop networks within your community.

For further information contact:
Uniting Care NSW/ACT: ability links@unitingcarenswact.org.au Ph: 8830 0768
or
Settlement Services International: info@ssi.org.au Ph: 8799 6700

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be available for people who meet the access requirements from 1 July 2016 in the Northern Sydney area. Eligible people will be able to access services and supports via the NDIS. For further information on the NDIS roll-out and access criteria contact 1800 800 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au

* The NSW Department of Family & Community Services will continue to provide a range of services and accommodation options for people with a disability under 65 years of age until 30 June 2018. For further information contact: www.adhc.nsw.gov.au or Ph 9407 1650 Eligibility criteria apply.

For people 65 years of age and over (50 for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island background) visit Council's Older People page or My Aged Care Ph: 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au


Carers Support

A range of services and information is available to help people who are caring for a frail aged or relative or friend with a disability.

Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services - Carers Support Ph: 9817 0101
Groups include Older Parent Carers, Carers of Young Adults, Carers of Children with a Disability, Korean Parents of Children with a Disability.


Northern Sydney Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Ph: 1800 052 222
- Provides short-term or emergency respite.

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