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Disability support services

Disability support services provide care and support for people with disabilities. They are provided by non-government organisations, the private sector and the Australian Government through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Some people with disabilities need only a little care, while others need 24-hour care. A disability support pension and carer pension is provided to eligible people who are unable to participate in paid employment due to a disability, and for those who provide care who as a result of providing that care also cannot work in paid employment. Follow the links below to find trusted information about disability support services.

Last reviewed: August 2014

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Disability in-home support - NT.GOV.AU

Support services providing in-home assistance for people with disability.

Read more on NT Health website

Carers NSW - Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

The Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres (CRCC) will continue to provide information about respite options and support services but are no longer required to provide information about aged care or disability services.

Read more on Carers NSW website

Carers South Australia - Regional respite or carer support services

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Carers NSW - Services & support

Carers should not have to carry the responsibilities of caring alone. There are support services available to you to help you decide the best mix for your family.

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Autism | Your Health in Mind

Find a support service From online forums to peer support, find a service to help you

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Tips for Carers

This information sheet provides some tips to help you, the carer, look after yourself and the person you are caring for.

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Carers NSW - Carers Support Groups

Carer Support Groups encourage carers to come together on a regular basis to discuss their caring situation, socialise, share information and offer each other support.

Read more on Carers NSW website

Carers Victoria - About respite

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Organisations and agencies links

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Carers South Australia - About respite

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