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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Disability and Carers Features

Experts unite for carers

Experts unite for carers

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.
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Senator Mitch Fifield presents Mambourin Enterprises CEO, Rohan Braddy with the 2014 Excellence Award

Celebrating excellence at Australian Disability Enterprises

Australian Disability Enterprises congratulated for best practice and innovation.
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