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We are committed to people with a disability having the same opportunities as other citizens. The focus of our effort is on building skills, independence and working with people on their dreams.


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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

As a provider of disability services, UnitingCare Community will be supporting people to make the most from the opportunity provided by the NDIS which will begin in Queensland in July 2016.

The NDIS will work with people with a permanent and significant disability to identify the supports they need to live their life. It will give people greater choice and control over the provision of support, as well as certainty that supports will be there over their lifetime

If you would like more information about the NDIS, please visit http://www.ndis.gov.au/

Other informative websites are:

  • The National Disability Services (NDS). NDS’s purpose is to promote quality service provision and life opportunities for Australians with disability. www.nds.org.au
  • The Community Resource Unit (CRU). CRU’s purpose is to engage and promote change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life. www.cru.org.au
  • The Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN). QDN is a Queensland-wide of people with disability and provides a mechanism for people with a disability to have a say in the issues that affect our lives – to have a voice. www.qdn.org.au
  • The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government) NDIS calendar
  • Disability and Carer information, Department of Social Services (Australian Government) www.dss.gov.au

Watch this space for further information on UnitingCare Community’s work with the NDIS.

What we currently do

UnitingCare Community offers a wide range of disability support services to adults, children and young people and their families through its Disability Division.

We support people with a wide range of individual needs and abilities, including people with very high and complex support needs. UnitingCare Community Disability operates in regional centres throughout South East Queensland and also in Townsville. Our services continue to expand as the demand for quality support services grows.

The aim of UnitingCare Community’s Disability Service is to engage with people with disabilities and their families and friends to assist them to create lifelong opportunities in the community and to have good lives.

Eligibility and access

Disability services are available to people with a wide range of needs. To be eligible to access support through Disability a person must meet residential and citizenship qualifications and have:

  • A disability which is attributable to an intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment, or a combination of impairments.
  • A disability which results in the person having a substantial reduction of a capacity and requiring support in the areas of communication, social interaction, learning, mobility, self-care/management. 
  • A disability which is permanent or likely to be permanent and manifests before 65 years of age.

We provide services for adults, children and young people and their families or carers. It is necessary for adequate funding to be available to enable support to be provided. UnitingCare Community Disability also needs to assess its ability to provide the support being requested.

If you would like more information about how we may be able to help you, please contact us.

More about our disability services


Disability programs and services