Our Enable In project works with people with disability from hard-to-reach groups across NSW. Our Connection Coordinators will help you find generalised information on how to access the NDIS and other services.
The people that we are working with currently are aged between 18 and 65 and are in one of the following groups:
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Living in Assisted Boarding Houses
- Women in prison and due for release
- Living in an institution
The aim of our work at this stage is to assess what individual NDIS and mainstream supports you are receiving, as well as what future supports you may require.
We will be working alongside individuals and services providers to establish the Project Advisory Group (PAG) and a number of Peer Support Groups (PSGs) around the state.
Project Advisory Group (PAG)
The PAG will consist of people who are or have been in the above groups, organisations working with those groups, PWDA members, Enable In team members, and the UNSW Social Policy and Research Centre, with expectation of 12 representatives in total. We will take our lead from the information obtained from PAG representatives as to what directions the project will take.
Peer Support Groups (PSGs)
The aim of a PSG is to share information with peers to enhance networking opportunities. There will be a maximum of 5 members per group. Enable In Connection Coordinators will work together with the PSGs to identify, foster and support Peer Support Navigators (PSNs). PSNs will offer their experience, knowledge and skills, sharing these with other people with disability to offer support and mentoring in their local areas.
The information received from the PAG and the PSGs will be used to develop a navigation guide for NDIS and mainstream support to enhance choice, control and accessibility of services.
In addition to this, we are working closely with the UNSW Social Policy and Research Centre on an Action Research Framework. This document will evaluate what NDIS and mainstream support people with disability are currently receiving and ascertain what future supports are needed, to help guide future policy.
Expression of Interest
If you are interested in being part of our Project Advisory Group, please click here and follow instructions for the Expression of Interest.
If you require more information please feel free to contact our Enable In Connection Coordinators:
Tamanna Rahman on 0447 676 250
Linda Wiseham on 0447 612 086
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org