User Guides, Brochures & Useful Links
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User Guides & Brochures
Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC) is part of the Department of Family & Community Services. The aim of the Department is to provide better and more integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW. ADHC is responsible for providing services and support to older people, people with a disability and their families and carers.
Australian Charity Guide This website is an extremely valuable resource for Not-For-Profits, as well as donors looking for great causes to support.
Carecareers A recruitment initiative aimed at building a skilled workforce in the NSW disability and community care sector. Search for or advertise a vacancy, get career advice and access our helpful resources.
Centrelink (Pensions, mobility etc)
Community Services (formerly DoCS) is part of the Department of Family & Community Services. They work to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and to build stonger families and communities in NSW.
The City of Sydney Council Contains information about community organisations, services, groups and events in Sydney area.
City Rail Timetables for the city rail service network.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is the Australian Government's main source of advice on social policy and manages about one fifth of the federal budget.
Disability Online A great website linking many disability resources from all over Australia. This site is designed to assist people with disability and their carers.
FamilyCare Supporting families caring for a person with a disability.
Futures Alliance The Futures Alliance is a cooperative of community representatives with a single focus on removing boundaries and maximising community resources to deliver improved options for people with a disability who are aging.
In Control In Control Australia is a group of individuals and organisations who aim to bring about systemic policy change in Australia to enable individuals with disability and their families to self manage their support.
National Disability Services (NDS) NDS is the national industry association for disability services, representing 700 non-government organisations.
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID) The NSW CID are the peak organisation in NSW representing the interests of people with intellectual disability. The NSW CID website provides a range of useful fact sheets.
Local Information Network for Community Services (Lincs) is a highly specialised system to allow Local Councils to easily produce high quality community information directories.
Premier's Council for Active Living Promotes healthy travel to and from work.
Productivity Commissions Disability Care and Support Inquiry Report (released 10 August 2011)
Speaking for myself: Planning for later life decision-making Legal Aid NSW and The Benevolent Society. Speaking for Myself is a plain language guide to the steps people can take to make their wishes legally binding, such as preparing a will, appointing a trusted and responsible Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian and an Advance Care Directive.
Start Local This website provides a useful and easy to use directory of nursing agencies and care givers across Australia.
Sydney Transport Your guide to train, bus and ferry services in Sydney.
Think and Plan Here you will find a range of person centred thinking tools and one page profiles, and how to use them together for a person centred review or support plan.
Think About Your Life This website was developed by cancer survivors and people with chronic health conditions.
thinkaboutyourlife.org provides easy to use practical tools for each stage of the journey to help you process your thoughts and feelings, take control and make decisions, and think about the 'what now' and the 'what next'.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability This document details the rights of people with disability, according to participating countries of the United Nations and sets out a code of implementation.