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Women with Disabilities Victoria and Women’s Health Goulbourn North East (WHGNE) carried out a study a number of barriers for women with disabilities living in rural communities including worrying trends of discrimination and harassment, as well as negative impacts on longer-term health and well-being.

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Being the carer of a person with a disability carries a huge responsibility. What happens though, when you are no longer able to look after that person? This can be majorly concerning for you, especially when it relates to family members. 

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In Australia, cricket and summer go hand-in-hand. Its’ popularity evident in the number of series and tournaments that occur during the summer season, from Boxing Day Tests, through to the Big Bash League. It is no wonder that cricket is Australia’s number one participation sport.

Community Engagement Conversations

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep rough? In my previous work, I regularly met an ever-increasing number of people sleeping on the cold concrete in breezy carparks, on wet grass, under bridges, in the bush and in alleyways.

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More than 500 people with a disability and their supporters rallied in Martin Place on Sunday 24 February, calling on the NSW Government to reverse its decision to axe funding for disability advocacy

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Disability in Australia is usually taken to mean anything that affects up to 20% of usual human activity including understanding, seeing, hearing, getting around and communicating.

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Travelling with a disability can feel overwhelming but be a rewarding experience. Travellers with a disability need to do a lot more research and planning in order to take a trip. Did you know IDEAS can assist you to find information when you are planning your travel?

IDEAS help people with disability to make informed decisions with the delivery of tailored information across multiple platforms and channels. IDEAS does information so you can do life. The information we provide is free, accurate and independent. 

Did you know that you can make a fully tax deductible donation to IDEAS? 

As tax time approaches we want to ask for your help to keep IDEAS the premier trusted source of independent information and referral services for all people with disability and their families and carers going strong throughout Australia?

If you can help us with a donation in any amount from $5-$50 we can send you a receipt which you can claim on your tax.

If times don’t allow that given the rise in cost of living especially throughout the Covid 19 pandemic we would really appreciate a google review  or you following our FaceBook page.

Meanwhile thank you for using the IDEAS service and supporting us as you do by using our phone service, and subscribing to our newsletter and enews. We appreciate all you do for us, including sharing the information you get with others.

Wishing you the best in health and supports 

Diana and the team at IDEAS.

Donate now

Please donate now to help improve the lives of people with disability this year. All donations to IDEAS over $2 are tax-deductible. Payment methods include PayPal or credit card.

How will the funds be used?

The funds you provide will 100% be utilised in supporting people with disabilities, their families, carers and other supporters to self-advocate and to make informed decisions.

  • $5 prints one newsletter for anyone who subscribes. It's FREE and full of useful disability information!
  • $10 can go towards keeping disability events up-to-date so you stay in the know.
  • $29 can allow an information officer to listen to your enquiry and get you the answers.
  • $67 can allow an information officer to solve a complex call and enquiry. This usually means making an average of 13 calls to get the right info for you.
  • $125 can go towards the maintenance of accurate records on our web page.
Actor Meryl Streep stands at a podium on stage at the Oscars

Recently, at the Golden Globes, during her acceptance speech, Meryl Streep, in an unnamed accusation, highlighted the incident where Donald Trump, the US President-elect, mocked a reporter with a disability.