Accessibility Tools

An image of a young man sitting on a park bench. He wears sunglasses, is holding a cane, and beside him is a guide dog.

Our assistance and service companions are hard-working, and in their release time, a handy treat is always welcome. If your assistance or therapy dog is in need of a little treat, here are two simple solutions to try at home, recipes were supplied and tested from friends of IDEAS.

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This Australian Government has announced new funding and a strategy for reducing the number of younger people living in residential aged care.

A toddler with disability is sitting in a high chair and feeding himself spaghetti. His cheeks are covered in food and his mouth is open wide to put a spoonful in.

Mince is a budget recipe staple. It’s cheap, easy to cook, it’s a crowd-pleaser, and it can adapt to so many different recipes... We share some ideas, and one of our staff's favourite family recipe.

A photograph of a young male with prosthetic leg. He is standing in a kitchen, chopping food. In front of him is a blender to make a smoothie with.

According to Foodbank, Australian households throw away 2.5 million tonnes of edible food each year. That equals nearly 300 kilograms per person of food waste! We have some great ideas to get the most from your food, make your meals go further, and save your coins too.

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If you have trouble affording food and necessities, help is available. Not working? Working reduced hours? Lost your job? In lockdown? You are not alone. If you need an emergency meal, food relief, or ongoing support, we can help you access support.

Disability Royal Commission Hearing Upgrade -   The use of psychotropic medication, behaviour support   and behaviours of concern - man with Down Syndrome looking reflective in black and white

The Disability Royal Commission examines psychotropic medication, behaviour support and behaviours of concern as it holds a public hearing this week.

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The National Debt Helpline provides free, confidential and independent financial counselling for any Australian who is experiencing financial difficulty.

Australian 50, 100, 20, 10 and 5 dollar notes

Since 2020, COVID and the cost of natural disasters including the worst fires and floods in living memory, have all had a massive and long lasting impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

Australian bank notes, a calculator, magnifying glass and pen

No-interest loans are available through some government programs and charities to help people on low incomes get by in times of financial hardship. 

blueberry smoothies

Craving a cool and refreshing drink on a hot summer day? Thoughts turn to cool, fresh fruit and vegetable juices and the combinations are endless!