Supporting adults

For most people who support disabled adults, the focus will be empowering the people they care for so they can achieve their goals for a good life.

The information in this section will help you to make sure you can access the supports they need to lead an independent and fulfilling life.

Finding financial support

Finding financial support means you and the person you care about will be able to meet your day-to-day living costs. There may also be additional costs associated with disability that you need help with.

Work and study

Meaningful employment offers most people additional financial stability and better quality of life. The work and study section looks at the supports available to help with access to further education, training and employment.

Living options

The living options section looks at the range of housing and personal care supports for people, whether they are living at home with family, in a residential care setting or living independently.

Accessibility and mobility

For many people with disabilities, they will need supports such as equipment and modifications to be independent. Accessibility and mobility looks at ways to move around the home, place of work or study, and the wider community.


Learn how to support the physical and mental wellbeing of the person you care for, and your own wellbeing too.



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