Council offers disability funding opportunities and services in addition to the roll out of the Federal Government's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and in 2017 will develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Policy and Plan. The Policy and Plan aim to ensure people with a disability have access to Council facilities and services available to the wider community.
Community consultation for the Policy and Plan will commence in early 2017. If you would like to participate in Council’s community consultation, please contact the Community and Cultural Programs team on (07) 3205 0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and opportunities to participate will be announced in early 2017.
Disability Action Week Fund
Council is offering grant funding to support community groups and organisations to deliver events and activities during Disability Action Week, held annually during September. Up to $1,000 is available to eligible organisations.
To view Council’s financial assistance opportunities, previous projects or for more information see Disability Action Week.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for implementing the NDIS which is a new way of providing support for people with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is being rolled out across Australia and is expected to be implemented in the Moreton Bay Region on 1 January, 2019.
How does the NDIS work?
The NDIS provides funding to people with a disability who are under the age of 65. Eligible people are referred to as participants by the Scheme. Participants are enabled to choose the providers they engage with to best support their needs. The aim of participants selecting the provider is to increase independence, inclusion and social and economic participation.
Providers are individuals or organisations that deliver a support or a product to a participant in the NDIS.
Where can I get more information?
For more general information, registering as a provider, or assessing if you are an eligible participant in the Moreton Bay Region, please phone 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website
To search and view available disability support service providers, see the online community directory.
Community Network Meetings
Council facilitates and supports a number of key community networking opportunities attended by government agencies and community service providers. These meeting are designed to assist in sharing information between Council, community service providers and government agencies, and are generally held every two months. See Community Network Meetings if you are interested in attending. Alternatively please call the Community and Cultural Programs team for more information on (07) 3205 0555.
Community Links is Council’s primary community newsletter, offering information relating to funding and employment opportunities, professional development training, new initiatives and events for communities and community service organisations. See eNewsletter - Community Links to submit a piece of information for publication or to subscribe to Community Links.
If you require further information, please contact our Community and Cultural Programs team: