Information and Support

Huon Disability Network Facebook Page

The Huon Disability Network runs a closed Facebook Information and Support group. Members can ask each other questions, find out about local services and interesting projects and provide support. Find us on Facebook or send an email to admin@hdn.org.au and we  will send an invitation to join.

Carers Tasmania

Carers Tasmania provide care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail and aged. They work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families throughout Tasmania.

Caring is more widely recognised in the community and Carers Tasmania continue to work hard with governments, health professionals and the community sector to make sure that the needs of Carers are kept on the table.

Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg. They have a lot more work to do!

Please take a look at our flyer for all of the services that we provide. You can find the flyer on their website.

Join us and have your say about the issues that concern you most. We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress we are making.

You can become a member, which is free. Go to their website: click here

Better Start

Better Start for Children with Disability provides improved access to early intervention services. Eligible children will be able to access up to $12,000 in early intervention funding.

As the NDIS is introduced, funding for early intervention services and treatment provided under the Better Start program will move to the NDIS. Better Start Medicare items will also move to NDIS.

As the NDIS is rolling out in Tasmania. Better Start will eventually close to new clients and Better Start participants will move to the NDIS. Better Start will keep operating in areas where the NDIS isn’t yet running. At the moment only children aged 0-3 can register with Better Start. Children aged 4-7 are now part of the age cohort in Tasmania. As a child is accepted by NDIS and has a funded support package, Better Start funding will be taken over by NDIS.

For more information about Better Start: www.betterstart.net.au

Or call Carers Tasmania: 1800 242 636

HCWA

The Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) funding package is the first port of call for many families. There are many different elements to the HCWA, for example workshops, networks, play groups and getting advise. Like Better Start funding, HCWA will also phase out as the NDIS faces in. For more information call 1300 288 476.

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