The Australian Government helps to support people with disability, their families and carers, through the provision of income support payments and allowances (including Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment and Carer Allowance) and support services for people with disability and their carers.
The Services and Support for People with Disability Program provides support to people with disability, their families and carers, through grants and funding to organisations that deliver services for people with disability.
Under Services for People with Disability, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) funds a number of services for people with disability and their carers, including supported employment services, advocacy, a national booking service for Auslan interpreting services, print disability services, respite services, services to make the community more accessible, supported accommodation for people with disability, leadership support for people with disability and outside school hours care for teenagers with disability.
The Government will continue to work with the states and territories on the design, governance and funding arrangements for the national roll-out of a National Disability Insurance Scheme through the Council of Australian Governments and the Select Council of Treasurers and Disability Ministers.
FaHCSIA is also continuing to work closely with the state and territory governments on key priority areas under the National Disability Agreement.