NSW Voices

Name:

Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS)

About:

IDEAS aims to support people with disability and people with age related disability, their families, carers and other supporters to self-advocate, enabling them to make informed decisions about matters of importance to them.

Structure:

Community Based Board which members elect annually

What IDEAS Does:

IDEAS’ purpose is to provide access to information and opportunities for people with disability, their supporters and the community to reach their full potential.

Membership:

Membership includes: IDEAS Members are entitled to:

  • Receive a copy of the newsletter six times a year
  • The right to vote at our Annual General Meeting
  • The right to vote to elect our Board of Directors, who govern our service
  • To nominate yourself or another IDEAS member to be on the Board

Contact:

Phone Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS)

Phone

Free call Infoline: 1800 029 904
Text or SMS: 0458 296 602

Name:

Diversity and Disability Alliance (NSW)

About:

committed to diversity and full inclusion. They assist people to live the lives they choose.

Structure:

DDA is an independent, collective voice run by and for people with disability from diverse backgrounds with the support of families and allies.

What DDA does:

Every month DDA runs Peer Cafes bringing people together to talk, connect and learn from each other. Peer Support Training, Support Groups

Membership:

Ordinary membership is free to people with a disability from a CALD background, a family member and/or ally friend of person with disability
Associate membership fees are dependent on the funding of that organisation

Name:

Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH)

About:

CDAH is an independent, collective voice committed to full inclusion and active citizenship.

“We are the first user-led organisation established to prepare people for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and we are forging new directions!”

Structure:

CDAH is a user-led disability support organisation which is run for and by people with disability with the support of families and allies. CDAH are guided by our vision of an inclusive and just society where people with disability have voice, choice and control.

CDAH believes that each person with a disability has the right to;

    • A good life as a valued and active citizen.
    • Genuine voice, choice and control of his or her life.
    • Be recognised for his or her skills, gifts, abilities and potential.
    • Genuine and meaningful inclusion in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the community.

What CDAH Does:

CDAH WORKS TO

  • Increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of people with disability and their families through information, advice, mentoring, peer support, training and development.
  • Assist people to get the most out of their NDIS budget and their lives through peer support.
  • Build the capacity of the community to welcome all people.
  • Uphold and be guided by the principles and articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Membership:

Full Membership is for people with disability or family members of people with disability living in the Hunter

Associate Membership
Individual: For any other individual who supports the values, aims and objectives of CDAH. This includes people with disability and their family members who live outside the Hunter and allies and friends of a person or people with disability.

Organisations: (if you wish to apply as an organisation please contact us via email info@cdah.org.au and we can send you more information)

Contact:

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