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Information and Resources

On this page you will find information and support services for people with disability, seniors, and their carers.

Government

Family & Community Services, Ageing, Disability & Home Care

The NSW government funds support services for people with a disability and their carers.

Every Australian Counts (NDIS)

A campaign to install a disability insurance scheme throughout Australia.

Australian Network on Disability

Encourages employment of people with disability, and offers a $4,000 rebate to employers of eligible workers.

Good Access is Good Business

Eurobodalla Shire Council's award recognises local businesses that promote an inclusive and accessible community, and offers information for local businesses on how to improve their accessibility.

iVote accessible voting support for NSW elections

iVote is a voting system using the telephone or internet at a location of your choice. It is available to people enrolled to vote in NSW and who:

  • are blind or have low vision
  • have literacy needs
  • have a disability
  • live more than 20km from a polling place
  • will be outside of NSW on election day.

You can register for iVote:

For seniors

Seniors Rights Service community legal centre

The centre provides:

  • non-legal advocacy for the residents of Commonwealth funded hostels and nursing homes and recipients of in-home aged care in NSW
  • legal advice and advocacy for residents of self-care retirement villages.

For carers

Country Care Link (Free call 1800 052 222)

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres provide free and confidential information on local carer support, disability and community services.

Centres are located throughout Australia and you can contact your nearest Centre by phoning 1800 052 222 (Free call except from mobile phones).

Carers NSW

For more information about support for carers visit the Carers NSW website

Mental Health Matters Inc

The Association of Mental Health Matters (Inc) provides support to carers of people suffering with mental illness in the Eurobodalla.

  • Batemans Bay: 02 4471 2445
  • Moruya: 02 4474 4443

For people with disability

Scope

Scope is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, which supports people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Provides children and adults with cerebral palsy with services to improve their health and mobility, and learn new skills.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance therapy and services centre is at Allambie Heights, Sydney. Includes therapy rooms, pre-school classrooms and an all abilities playground.

Disability Advocacy Service

Information and support to get fair treatment for people of all ages with any type of disability or mental illness.

Home Modifications Australia

The national body that represents home modification providers for older people and people with disabilities.

My Choice Matters

Helping people get the most out of the changes to person-centred support and to live life their way.

Spinal Chord Injury Australia (SCIA)

Technology and smartphone applications

ACCAN Disability Telecommunications Services

Provides assistance with communication, including interpreting services and digital technology.

Row Row Row your boat app, for children with a hearing impairment

A cooperative app for parents and children so they can participate in shared activities together, developed by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

It helps children develop speech and listening skills, including those who have a hearing impairment or experience language difficulties.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia App for iPhone and iPad

Technical Aid to the Disabled NSW

Offers information about assistive devices, which allow people with disabilities to live their lives more independently.

Any person of any age with a disability related problem in NSW is eligible to apply. services include:

  • custom designed aids
  • FREEDOM WHEELS® Modified Bike Service
  • computer support service.