Below are a links to websites you may find useful

NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

Homepage - Learn about the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC). ADHC is responsible for providing services and support to older people, people with a disability and their family and carers.

 

Carer support group programs

Alzheimer's Australia provides support groups for carers and people living with different types of dementia.

Cancer Council Australia provides support groups for carers and people living with cancer.

The Family and Carer Mental Health Program provides assistance, education and training to support groups for carers of people with mental illness.

Mental Health Foundations for Carers Online information and support for carers of a person with a mental illness.

MyTime provides facilitated peer support groups for carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition.

 

Organisations you may find relevant to caring for someone with a disability

National

Carers Australia

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) 

 

New South Wales

Carers NSW

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability

Raising Children Network

Stroke Recovery Association of NSW

Association for Children with a Disability New South Wales (ACD NSW)

IDEAS - Information on Disability & Education Awareness Services

 

Interesting links

Better Start for Children with Disability

Disability Online - Australia's Disability Hub

Local Community Services Association (LCSA)

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Young Carer Program – Support for young carers

My Choice Matters - NSW consumer development fund

Open Colleges - Over 150 flexible online courses that allow you to fit study around your lifestyle.

Disability Sports Australia – Various opportunities for people with disability to access sport and recreation activities.

Planning ahead tools - for future legal, health and financial decisions.

Carer Life Course - identifies six phases of caring that most carers experience. Information, support and resources are provided.

 

Carers of people with a disability blogs/social media

An Aussie Autie Mum - A blog by a mum caring for her son living with autism.

Everyday Caring – blog for carers of people with spinal injury

Multiple Sclerosis Carer A blog by a wife who carers for her husband with progressive MS.

Billy Boy.com.au Perfectly different- website for families that have children with disabilities/special needs in Australia.

 

 

Please note the links provided here do not necessarily reflect the views of the together program or Carers NSW.

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