Resources

Helpful Resources for Aged Care


My Aged Care

http://www.myagedcare.gov.au

My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help you find out what aged care services may be available to help you.

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

http://www.opan.com.au

OPAN is a free service which offers support you and your family to understand and exercise your aged care rights.

Department of Health – ageing and aged care

http://www.agedcare.health.gov.au

The Australian Government website that offers further information and fact sheets for any questions you or your family may have regarding home care packages. There is information on consumer directed care, fees and subsidies and the home care package program.

Aged Care Quality And Safety Commission

http://www.agedcarequality.gov.au

The role of the Commission is to protect and enhance safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people in aged care.

Carer Gateway

http://www.carergateway.gov.au

A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

Home Care Today

http://www.homecaretoday.org.au

A ‘One Stop Shop’ for consumers with questions about Consumer Directed Care and Home Care Packages. Home Care Today has developed many resources which are freely available from their website.

Advance Care Planning Australia

https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au

Advance care planning is a routine part of a person's health care. Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that provides information and resources to individuals, care workers and healthcare professionals.

Palliative Care Australia

http://palliativecare.org.au

Palliative Care Australia represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Their goal is to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.

Dementia Support Australia

https://www.dementia.com.au/services

A national service, supported by funding from the Australian Government. Their role is to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/working-provider/connecting-participants/language-interpreting-services-providers#services-available-with-tis-national

A national interpreting service provided by the Department of Home and Affairs for participants who prefer another language other than English.

Helpful Resources for NDIS Disability Care


Centrelink (National)

http://www.humanservices.gov.au

The collective site for social and health payment services including Centrelink, Medicare, Child support and other services.

National Disability Insurance Agency

http://www.ndis.gov.au

The official site of the NDIA, access your plan, providers, news, updates and more.

NDS (National Disability Services)

http://www.nds.org.au

National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers.

Australian Disability Peaks and Advocacy Directory

http://www.pwd.org.au

People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation. A cross-disability focus representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability.

Translating & Interpretation Services (TIS National)

http://www.tisnational.gov.au

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) provides access to phone and on-site interpreting services in over 150 languages.

Beyond Blue Information (National)

http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Australian Human Rights Commission

http://www.humanrights.gov.au

The Australian Human Rights Commission is Australia's national human rights institution. The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory authority which is responsible for investigating alleged infringements of Australia's anti-discrimination legislation.

Complaint Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS) / (Disability Advocacy Resource Unit)

http://www.daru.org.au

DARU is unique in Australia as a dedicated resource unit funded to work with disability advocacy organisations to promote and protect the rights of people.

Office of The Public Advocate or Guardian

http://www.publicguardian.justice.nsw.gov.au

The Office of the Public Advocate protects and promotes the rights, autonomy and participation of people with impaired decision-making capacity.

State Disability Service/s

http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au

Individual state governments disability services, separate from the NDIS.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

http://www.ndiscommission.gov.au

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/working-provider/connecting-participants/language-interpreting-services-providers#services-available-with-tis-national

A national interpreting service provided by the Department of Home and Affairs for participants who prefer another language other than English.