National Disability Insurance Scheme – people aged under 65 who are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) eligible clients – see provider search page for home modification providers in your region. Please note that Liz Ainsworth is a NDIA provider for Qld and Northern NSW for home modifications.
Around the state of Qld – all people aged over 65 – referrals to be submitted through the My Aged Care website – see www.myagedcare.gov.au.
Young Care Home Care Grants – http://www.youngcare.com.au/qldgrants
Introduced in 2009, the Youngcare At Home Care Grants (AHCG) assist young people (aged 18-65) with high care needs who are living at home and who are at risk of entering aged care facilities.
The Youngcare AHCG aims to enhance the standard of living for young people with high care needs and their carers, and prevent further admissions of young people into aged care facilities.
The program provides one-off grants between $2,000 and $10,000 for the provision of essential support items such as hoists, wheelchairs, emergency respite care and renovations to make homes disability friendly.
The next round of Queensland At Home Care Grants is scheduled to open August 2014, with final dates yet to be confirmed. If you would like to be emailed when the round opens, please contact Youngcare Connect on 1800 844 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
SunSuper Dreams – http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/about
Grant to the value of $5,000 – voting by the public required
Community Service Organizations – Lions, Rotary Club etc
Dept Human Services – Early Release of Superannuation – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/early-release-of-superannuation
Dept Human Services – Aged Pension Loan Scheme – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/pension-loans-scheme
No Interest Loan – Wesley Mission – contact – email@example.com or call 07 3621 4384
No Interest Loan Scheme by Good Shepherd Microfinance – see http://goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au/services/no-interest-loan-scheme-nils/
Dept Human Services – Special Disability Trust – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/special-disability-trusts
Walter and Eliza Hall Trust – http://www.thesurvivalfund.org.au/ApplyForAssistance/
Since its establishment by Eliza Hall in 1912 with a donation of £1,000,000, The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust has been helping Australians in need.This program provides financial assistance to individuals and families in the community who are experiencing financial crisis and relies upon donations to continue its work.
Financial assistance can be provided for almost any purpose considered necessary for the applicant’s health and wellbeing, but the Trust is positioned as a provider of last resort assistance. Even then, due to the high demand for our limited resources, the Trust can help only where needs are desperate and assistance is necessary to maintain the minimum standards of safety, security, protection and comfort for the individual or family.
If you have any queries please phone on (02) 9264 9480, fax on (02) 9264 3040 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dept Human Services Essential Medical Equipment Payment – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/essential-medical-equipment-payment
The Essential Medical Equipment Payment helps with the additional costs of running essential medical equipment, medically required heating or cooling, or both.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission – Money Smart – https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/
Assistance planning the household budget.
Developing Foundation – Support Group and Charity for Children and Adults with Brain Injury/Developmental Disability – www.developingfoundation.org.au
Please note that Elizabeth Ainsworth is not receiving any benefits (eg financial or otherwise) from the organisations listed. The abovementioned information needs to be carefully reviewed and evaluated in relation to each person’s particular circumstance.