Disability support services

Services to support Western Australians living with disability, their families and carers, through various programs, initiatives and strategies.

Disability support services delivered throughout Western Australia include the the following programs, initiatives and strategies that are provided and/or funded by Communities.

Advocacy services for people with disability: funding from the Department of Communities for independent advocacy organisations and services.

Disability Justice Service: for eligible people with intellectual disability, cognitive impairment or autism who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Local Coordination: the State is responsible for providing continuity of support for people under 65 years of age who do not meet the NDIS residency requirements and who were receiving State-funded disability-related supports.

Support services for families and carers: organisations that provide support for families and carers of individuals living with disability.

Rights of people with disability: know your rights and how you are protected in difficult situations.

National Disability Insurance Scheme: information about the NDIS and how to apply (external link)

Page reviewed 27 September 2022