NSW Ageing and Disability Commission
The NSW Government established the Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC) in 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation by someone they know in their home, or community. The main role of the ADC is to:
- investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults with disability and older people in home and community settings
- provide support to vulnerable adults and their families or carers following an investigation
- report and make recommendations to government on systemic issues related to abuse, neglect and exploitation
- raise community awareness of abuse, neglect and exploitation, including how to prevent, identify and respond to matters
- administer the Official Community Visitors program, in relation to disability services and assisted boarding houses.
- Domestic Violence Line
1800 656 463
- Link2home Homelessness
1800 152 152
- Child Protection Helpline
National Relay Service / TTY
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact the National Relay Service (NRS) which is an Australia-wide telephone access service that provides phone solutions for you.
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
The TIS service provides interpreting services for non-English speakers who need to use an interpreter immediately over the phone, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Information on Disability Education and Awareness Services (IDEAS)
IDEAS provides a range of information services and products for people with disability and people with age related disability, their families, carers and other supporters that support self advocacy.