How do IDEAS help people with disability, their carers and supporters?

IDEAS stands for Information on Disability Education & Awareness Services. Our purpose is to enable the frail, aged, people with disabilities, their families, carers, supporters, and service providers to become better informed when making decisions. We aim to improve awareness and understanding of disability and aging issues and resources, including through community education, information provision, and training.

We do this by:

Information Provision

We collate high quality and accurate information and house it on our curated website. Information is also disseminated via our e-news and social media channels.

Community Engagement

We travel across the country to connect with people, speaking at community forums and events. We work in partnership with organisations, train workers about disability awareness and inclusion, and answer inquiries from people with disability. 

Community Connectors

IDEAS are providing services as part of the new National Community Connector Program (NCCP), developed as a response to the under-representation of many diverse population groups receiving and properly utilising NDIS funding, due to a combination of cultural, social, economic and discriminatory barriers.

Read more: CALD Community Connectors

PossABLE Advocacy

IDEAS is funded through the NSW Department of Communities and Justice to deliver individual advocacy in South West and South East Sydney and the Southern Region of NSW.

Read more: PossABLE Advocacy


Together with partners we are, and have been involved in many projects in line with our mission:


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We collect and curate high-quality information and resources as well as the latest disability sector news, share videos, podcasts and recipes with a focus on information that is useful and engaging for people with disability, their families, carers and supporters as well as professionals in the disability sector.

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