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Department of Human Services

Disability SA

Disability Transition Unit

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now funds disability services, giving people living with a disability the choice and control over who provides their services.

Disability services provided by the Department of Human Services (DHS) have been changing in response.

Disability SA – Community Services had long provided community support and specialist services to children and adults with disability, their families and carers from offices located throughout South Australia. All metropolitan offices have closed and we no longer provide state funded Disability Community Services.

Clients who have transitioned to NDIS Plans, may still be assisted by an interim Disability Transition Unit which will be winding down during 2020.

You can contact your local NDIS or LAC office.

Learn about getting disability support including assistance with accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Contact us

Our contacts and locations page can link you to your nearest Disability office

Participants with an NDIS Plan can phone 1800 571 835 for in-kind services in the metropolitan area and their local Disability office in the country.

Please visit our Feedback page if you would like to provide us with feedback or make a report about a service.

After-hours crisis support

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero).

If you are an NDIS participant, you can speak with your individual service providers about the after-hours support you may need.

If you are a Domiciliary Equipment Services (DES) client and require emergency repairs after-hours, phone 1300 130 302.

For an after-hours GP or pharmacy, contact healthdirect phone 1800 022 222.

Other crisis support services available include:

Police, ambulance and emergencies

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero).

Police phone 131 444 for non-urgent police assistance (24 hours, 7 days)

Poisons Information Line phone 13 11 26 (24 hours, 7 days)

Sexual assault and violence

1800RESPECT phone 1800 737 732 for sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling (24 hours, 7 days)

Counselling for men who want to change angry or violent behaviours Uniting Communities phone 8202 5190 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence Anti-Poverty Brokerage Uniting Communities phone 8202 5821 (9.30 am to 4.30 pm)

Domestic Violence Crisis Line phone 1800 800 098 for crisis counselling, support and referral to safe accommodation (diverts to homelessness gateway service after hours)

Women's Information Service phone 8303 0590 for referrals to domestic violence services and for safety information (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Mental health, addiction and suicide

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) SA Health phone 1300 13 13 40 (South Australian callers only. Any day between 8:30 am and 10.00 pm)

Mental Health Triage Service SA Health phone 13 14 65 (24 hours, 7 days)

Lifeline phone 13 11 14 for crisis support and suicide prevention (24 hours, 7 days)

Suicide Call Back Service phone 1300 659 467 for people at risk of suicide, and their carers (24 hours, 7 days)

Homelessness

Homelessness Gateway Service Uniting Communities phone 1800 003 308 for referrals to a specialist homelessness service (24 hours, 7 days)

Home-based care – Homelink Uniting Communities phone 8202 5291 (24 hours, 7 days)


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05 Jul 2018
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