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Services for Seniors and People with Disability

Cumberland Council is “a place for everyone”, regardless of age or disability.

Cumberland Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) offers a framework to guide Council in its responsibilities to ensure people with disability have full and equal access to the facilities, programs, services and information that Council provides.

The council provides a range of aged and disabled support programs, including:

Cumberland Council works closely with other levels of government to provide its services.

Other Services provided by the NSW and Australia Government

Below are some helpful links for schemes and programs offered by other levels of government:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability)
  • Seniors Card (available for NSW residents who are aged 60 or over and work no more than 20 hours a week)
  • Myagedcare (a one-stop-shop for information on aged care services in Australia)
  • NSW Companion Card (a not-for-profit program, funded by the NSW Government and managed by National Disability Services)