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The Disability Gateway is new one-stop shop for support to people in Gippsland with a disability

People with disability can now access support team which includes information, programs and support available.

By news@gippsland - 9th July 2021 - Back to News

People with a disability in Gippsland will be encouraged to interact with a new dedicated one-stop shop providing advice and up-to-date information as a national campaign rolls out across our televisions.

The Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia

The Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia

Fit-for-purpose source of information

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the name of the national campaign is 'I can' and would consist of television, radio, print, digital and social media advertisements. "The campaign features people with lived experience of disability describing the benefits of using the new service,"

"The government has worked extensively with the disability sector to build a fit-for-purpose source of information and it will help our community to easily access advice and referral services." Mr Chester said.

Range of accessible features

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the National Disability Gateway consists of an accessible website and an 1800 phone line staffed by people with lived experience in supporting Australians with disability.

"The disability community is very diverse and finding information about policies, programs and support available for individuals can be a challenge. The Disability Gateway is fast, easy to use and offers a range of accessible features for people with disability including an Easy Read toggle on every page." Minister Ruston said.

Find a support team

The Disability Gateway can assist with a range of support, from locating advocacy services, finding a sporting team that meets the needs of a person's disability or identifying local disability-related events. It is available at disability gateway information or by calling 1800 643 787 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm AEST.

People with a disability who need support in another language can also contact the Gateway on 1800 643 787 and ask for an interpreter. Broadcast-quality television commercials and high-resolution versions of advertisements are available at disability gateway information.

Pictures from Disability Gateway website.


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