Wednesday, 22 February 2012

ADHC announces Ability Links

Ability Links NSW an $82 million five-year commitment to expand support services for people with a disability, their families and carers. Ageing, Disability and Home Care has published this Fact Sheet on the initiative.
Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, made the announcement at the National Disability Services (NDS) state conference in Sydney last week.
"248 Ability Links NSW coordinators will be located throughout the state to help people with a disability, their families and carers to plan for their future and support them to achieve their goals by building new networks and accessing supports and services in their community."
"Ability Links NSW is designed to work with people with disabilities under the age of 65 years to build resilience, maintain support networks and access mainstream services enabling them to live a life of their choosing," Mr Constance said.
"It is also designed to build the capacity of local services and community groups to involve people with disabilities in their services and activities on an ongoing basis."
Ability Links NSW will be delivered by non-government organisations with tenders currently open, to be called from suitable providers this month and awarded mid-year.

For further information regarding Ability Links NSW please contact: 1800 605 489.

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