What supports are available for all people with disability?
There are a range of supports and services available to people with a disability, whether or not you are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
NSW is committed to inclusion for all people with disability, their families and carers
The NSW Government is committed to being Australia’s most inclusive state. Everyone in NSW will benefit from a more inclusive and diverse community that reduces disadvantage, isolation and discrimination, and encourages social and economic participation.
What supports are available for people with disability outside the NDIS?
All people with disability in NSW can access NSW Government services including health, education and transport supports. NSW services are responsible for making reasonable adjustments to ensure they are accessible and inclusive, for example making public transport accessible to people with disability or ensuring hospital staff are trained to adapt their communication style to the needs of the individual.
We are working to continue to make sure NSW is an inclusive place for people with disability.
If you are deemed ineligible for the NDIS, depending on what your needs are, you may be able to get support through mainstream and community services.
All people with disability are also able to access supports through the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building projects.
If you are not eligible for the NDIS because you are aged 65 years and over, in most cases you will receive support through the Commonwealth aged care system.
Where can I go for extra help?
If you already receive disability support or services then you can talk with your service provider to learn more about available types of support. You can also get help from a family member, friend or carer, a General Practitioner (GP) or other health professional.