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City of Marion Access action plan

In response to the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992), the City of Marion Access Plan was produced in consultation with all council departments, some Government Agencies and stakeholders from the local community in 2001.

Carer Gateway

Information and advice on services for carers including assessment, planning, counselling, and emergency crisis support. www.carergateway.gov.au

Aged Care

My Aged Care

My Aged Care – is the first point of contact for accessing basic in-home support, social support, groups and activities, Home Care Packages or residential care. https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

My Aged Care Electronic Referral: If you prefer you can make an on-line referral using this link. https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/make-a-referral

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead - a range of resources and contacts to assist you in safeguarding your rights and taking control of your future including; Advance Care Directives, Planning ahead resources, Legal Commission, Advocacy etc. https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

Aged Rights Advocacy Service

Aged Rights Advocacy Service – free and confidential support to uphold the rights of older people receiving Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services, Home Care Packages, living in a retirement village or residential aged care. http://www.sa.agedrights.asn.au/

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

Free services to support older people and their representatives to address any issues related to Commonwealth funded aged care services. https://opan.com.au/

Adult Safeguarding Unit

Responds to reports of suspected or actual abuse of older adults who may be vulnerable. https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission assesses and monitors the performance of aged care providers against the standards to ensure people are receiving safe and high quality services. This includes the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), Home Care Packages and residential care. https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/

Aged Care Quality Standards

explained in a video in English as well as various languages

English - https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au

Other languages - https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/resources/translated-standards-consumer-video

Charter of Aged Care Rights

The rights all people whether they are receiving aged care services in the community or a residential facility. This includes residents receiving our Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded services in-home or if attending neighbourhood centres groups and activities. https://agedcare.health.gov.au

Council on the Ageing (COTA)

As well as offering services and information COTA advances the rights and interests and expectations of older people. https://www.cotasa.org.au

Catalyst Foundation

Information and services in the areas of ageing, disability, lifestyle, employment and learning. (Formerly Seniors Information Service) http://www.catalystfoundation.com.au/

Active Ageing Australia

promotes and provides information relating to keeping physically active, independent, healthy and connected to community. https://activeageing.org.au/

Advance Care Directives

Information and resources relating to the preparation of an Advance Care Directive which can be used if you are unable to make your own decisions, whether temporarily or permanently. https://advancecaredirectives.sa.gov.au/

Dementia Australia

The national organisation that provides support, information and education to those living with dementia and involved in their care. https://www.dementia.org.au/

Southern Services Reform Group (SSRG)

Resources developed utilising the experience and knowledge of carers of people with dementia. https://www.ssrg.org.au/content/carer-resource-guide

Telecross REDi (SA)

By registering for this service you will receive a friendly phone call from Red Cross volunteers to check on your wellbeing during extreme weather events.

https://www.redcross.org.au/telecross-redi

Hot Weather Information

Ways to keep cool in the hot weather. https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect

Residents are welcome to visit our neighbourhood centres and libraries during extreme heat to seek relief from the heat and sun in a comfortable air conditioned environment.

SA Health

Ways for older people in to keep cool and healthy in the hot weather. https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au...

SAPOL

Safety and security tips covering personal and home safety. https://www.police.sa.gov.au/y...

Overuse of Antibiotics

Disability

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Provides funding to eligible people with a disability based on their individual needs. https://www.ndis.gov.au/

Mission Australia

The NDIS Local Area Coordination Service helps people with a disability to understand and access the NDIS. They can also provide support to access the services detailed in your plan. https://www.missionaustralia.c...

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

Works with NDIS participants and service providers to resolve problems and improve the quality and safety of NDIS services. https://www.ndiscommission.gov...

Disability Rights Advocacy Service

Supports people with a disability, their families and carers to promote their rights and resolve concerns on a wide range of issues. hhttp://www.dras.com.au/

The Housing Hub

A web based tool designed to be used by people living with disability who are searching for information about housing options in the community. https://www.thehousinghub.org....

Summer Foundation

Provides information, housing and support for people with a disability and complex support needs with a focus on changing policy and practice relating to young people in nursing homes. https://www.summerfoundation.o...

Department of Social Services
Public Toilet Map

Map of public toilets across Australia including the location of accessible toilets for people with a disability or mobility limitations. https://toiletmap.gov.au/

Disability Parking

Information and application details for permits for eligible people that will allow for parking where the international symbol of access is displayed. https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/d...

Other Links

Australian Human Rights Commission

Independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches www.humanrights.gov.au

Carer Support

Practical help to guide you through the maze of services, support and financial assistance that's available, organise emergency back up and help your family plan for the future. www.carersupport.org.au

Deaf Can:Do

NDIS planning and crisis support to Auslan interpreting services and help with overcoming day to day barriers. www.deafcando.com.au

Department of Health

Government resource on health and wellbeing, disease/conditions, health topics, programs and services, resources and more. www.health.gov.au

Department of Veteran Affairs

Support and advice for veterans www.dva.gov.au

Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service SA

A free, independent information and support organisation to assist people who live with disability, their family and carers, to source information and work through specific challenges in their life associated with their disability.

Ethnic Link Services - https://unitingsa.com.au - interpreting services, liaison between providers, help with correspondence, get people involved in activities and run language-specific programs

https://www.dacssa.org.au/ Provide home visits and social support for vulnerable or isolated people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Guide Dogs SA/NT

A range of programs to people who have a vision impairment including mobility and independent living skills programs. www.guidedogs.org.au

Meals on Wheels SA

Home delivery meal service providing 3 course meal. www. mealsonwheels.org.au

Multicultural Aged Care

2.Provide education, training and support to generalist CHSP agencies to deliver CALD CHSP programmes to increase their capacity to deliver culturally appropriate services to older people from CALD backgrounds. www.mac.org.au

Royal District Nursing Service (Silver Chain)

Inhome care packages, CHSP home help, social support, nursing services, allied health, palliative care, training. www.silverchain.org.au/sa

Royal Society for the Blind

Providing services to Australians who have a severe vision impairment. Assists with advocating, information and advice, adaptive technology, digital library of resources, employment services, social support and more. www.rsb.org.au

State Ombudsman

Investigates complaints and misconduct, reviews agencies, conciliation. www.ombudsman.sa.gov.au