Government-funded aged care services include in-home care (care in your home-HCP), Common Home care Support Programme (CHSP), residential care in aged care (nursing) homes, and short-term care such as respite care. If you’re not eligible, you can choose to access privately funded services, but you will need to pay the full cost yourself.
The Settlement Services Programme is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to assist newly arrived refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrant by enhancing their knowledge and access to local services. We support new settlers to Australia in their first five years with specific needs, encouraging their independence and participation in the Australian community.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian and participating states and territory governments. The NDIS also has a broader role in helping people with disability with their daily needs and making them independent.
The Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program funds community-based organisations to support greater intercultural connectedness so that people from culturally diverse backgrounds can achieve their ambitions for social and economic participation. There are many paths to social connectedness, and the CAMS program collectively supports a wide range of activities that directly and indirectly benefit Queenslanders from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Sakina Inc was established in 2014 to provide safe shelter, empowerment and advocacy for Islamic CALD women affected by domestic violence. Along with preventative and early intervention programs to address domestic and family violence, IWAA provides crisis accommodation and social support for women and children under the Sakina Refuge Program at Islamic Women’s Association of Australia (IWAA).