People with disability in Grey will be encouraged to interact with a new dedicated one-stop shop providing advice and up-to-date information for people with disability as a national campaign rolls out across our screens this week.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased people who have a disability will have easy access to information and advice.
“The Government worked extensively with the disability sector to build a fit-for-purpose source of information and it will help our community to easily access advice and referral services,” he said.
“Often the help is there for people, but knowing how to access it is the obstacle.
“This Disability Gateway will provide an easy to navigate tool for people to find what help is available to them and how to get it.”
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the National Disability Gateway consists of an accessible website and a 1800 phone line staffed by people with lived experience in supporting Australians with disability.
“The disability community is very diverse and finding information about policies, programs and support available for individuals can be a challenge,” Minister Ruston said.
“The Disability Gateway is fast, easy to use and offers a range of accessible features for people with disability including an Easy Read toggle on every page.”
The Disability Gateway is able to assist with a range of support, from locating advocacy services, finding a sporting team that meets the needs of a person’s disability or identifying local disability-related events.
It is available at www.disabilitygateway.gov.au or by calling 1800 643 787 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm AEST.
People with disability who need support in another language can also contact the Gateway on 1800 643 787 and ask for an interpreter.
Broadcast-quality television commercials and high-resolution versions of advertisements are available at: https://www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/about
Media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744 July 7, 2021