Disability and Carers
DSS helps to support people with disability through
programs and services and benefits and payments, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). DSS also helps to support Australians' mental health. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness.
DSS works to support carers of people with a disability or severe medical condition, or frail aged, through
programs and services, and benefits and payments for carers.
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5 August 2015 - 2:43pm
Disability and Carers Features
This week Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield announced the establishment of a new Expert Advisory Group to inform development of the national carer gateway.
Australian Disability Enterprises congratulated for best practice and innovation.
Disability and Carers Latest News
23 November 2015
Millions of people in Australia provide care to a family member, loved one, friend or neighbour who needs help to go about their everyday lives.
18 November 2015
Commonwealth, State and Territory disability ministers have released a report which summarises the outcomes of public consultations on quality and safeguarding in the NDIS in early 2015. You can find a copy of the report on the engage.dss.gov.au website.
12 August 2015
The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) payment scheme has opened for registrations and applications.
13 May 2015
$33.7 million invested in Carer Support to better streamline services and deliver a National Carer Gateway.
1 November 2013
A new report and training course called Building Better Business Opportunities: is now available for use by Australian Disability Enterprises management and governing boards.