News - Disability Sector

Skills Development and Capacity Building Groups - New site at 277 Canterbury Rd

The Disability Trust day program activities have a strong focus on community participation and independent living skills training.

Participants typically attend 3-5 days each week and are involved in life skills development activities such as cooking, shopping and skills development. There are also regular day trips for activities that are appropriate to the individual’s level of ability and goals such as swimming and bush walking

They currently have vacancies in our Canterbury location.
If you would like more information, please contact Mary Ann Tohme on 9540 3011 or email: [email protected]

SCOA: Barriers and Exclusions: The support needs of newly arrived refugees with a disability

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA); Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA); the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA); and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) released a new report outlining the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia in February 2019.

Read more @ SCOA

Welcome to the Multilingual Disability Hub

Welcome to the Multilingual Disability Hub

On this website, you will find relevant and accessible information on disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in your language.

CALD Youth Peer Support Group

CALD Youth Peer Support Group

This project is aimed at building the capacity of individuals in a group setting by delivering activities to increase community participation.

If you are or know someone with mild-moderate disabilities aged 18 to 24, who are not eligible for the NDIS, join us or let them know!

Project activities will include light exercising and arts/ crafts sessions.

***FREE of cost!

  • Where: Brian Wunsch Community Centre (Disability friendly) 126 Avoca Road, Wakeley 2176
  • When: Every Wednesday starting March 13 10:00am- 12:30pm (15 sessions)

See attached flyer for more information

New Project- people with disability from refugee background

Diversity and Disability Alliance is excited to tell you about our new project..!

Strength through Peer Support is a project for people who are newly arrived refugees and/or who are of refugee background with disability in the Fairfield and Liverpool LGAs.

The projects aims to support participants to:
• build sustainable peer support networks
• confidently access local supports and services; and
• feel and be more connected to their community

What we are doing:
Peer mentoring (available now!!)
• DDA Peer Mentors who are trained and have lived experience of disability will provide one-to-one peer mentoring sessions

Introduction to Peer Support (will be held in March)
• An interactive three-session training course on the basics of peer support

Peer2Peer cafés (will be held in April and May)
• An opportunity to come together, meet peers, share information and learn from each other
Check out the attached brochure (English and translated in Arabic) for more information.

We’d really appreciate your support in getting the word out there! Please feel free to share far and wide to your networks and to individuals who may be interested.

If you’d like to have a further chat, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to call ACE on 02 8717 1500 or 0434 354 114.

ideas: Free nationwide disability telecommunications service assisting with choosing Technology

Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disabilities. This service also provides referrals for training, set-up, on-going support and equipment provision.

This is a free service! And it can be used by anyone, people with disability, their family & carers, service providers and advocates.

Find out more @ ideas

Every Moment Has Potential: is an online learning resource developed specifically for disability support workers

The resource provides an introduction to Person Centred Active Support - a way of working that enables everyone, no matter what their level of intellectual or physical disability, to make choices and participate in meaningful activities and social relationships.