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SupPAWt our heroes of the future!

This Christmas, help us train the Guide Dog heroes that transform so many lives.

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Support for seniors Maintain independence

As you move into your senior years, it is common to experience some change in sight. Although you may go through a gradual loss of vision, you do not have to lose your independence. You can learn practical techniques to retain your quality of life and stay active — regardless of your vision level.

With the right support, you can be independent at home, continue to spend quality time with your family and grandchildren, care for yourself or your partner, handle grocery shopping and cooking, attend appointments unassisted, and enjoy books and television. Whatever you need to retain your independence, we can equip you with the skills to achieve your goals.

Achieve real outcomes Skills to stay independent

  • With personalised support from Occupational Therapists, you can learn skills to prepare meals, clean your home, and manage your own financial transactions.
  • Gain more confidence moving through the community with Guide Dog Mobility Training, and enjoy the companionship and powerful connection of working with a Guide Dog.
  • Make your life easier in Technology Training by learning how the right device can help you move through the world, enjoy books and television, and complete daily independence goals.
  • Enjoy getting out and about with your grandchildren or travelling around for daily tasks and recreation, with skills learned in Orientation & Mobility Training.
  • Manage your change in vision and learn to use your remaining eyesight effectively, at home with Occupational Therapists and on-the-go with Mobility Services
  • Understand your options for financial assistance, including My Aged Care Support, to cover the costs associated with programs.
  • Our orthoptists can offer education, assessment and consultation to ensure your lifestyle and environment are optimised to your vision level or abilities.
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Funding Get financial support

You may be able to access funding and assistance through My Aged Care Support. This will help cover the costs of training and support services. We offer a number of programs you can access as part of government-subsidised aged care services. Be reassured, we will always provide support regardless of your financial situation.

Learn about My Aged Care Support

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Referrals Request a service

For more information on accessing support, training programs, or to start improving or regaining your independence:

If you are hoping to access support for someone you know, we welcome referrals from friends, family members, and a wide range of health professionals.

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NAVIGATE FUNDING Could you access this support via NDIS?

Have you checked your eligibility to access this support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? Many people include this support as part of their NDIS plan.

If you’re eligible for the NDIS, we can cut through the jargon, assist with your plan—or pre-planning—and get you on the path towards your personal goals. You can request free Support Coordination or find out more about your potential eligibility to access this service through the NDIS now.

If you’re older than 65, funded supports are accessed through the aged care system. You can register with My Aged Care by contacting their help line on 1800 200 422.

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