Counselling and Support for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission
Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).
Who is it for?
Relationships Australia NSW is funded to provide counselling support to people who are affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission), which will run for 3 years until June 2022. We support:
People with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
Parents, guardians, other family members of a person with disability
Carers of a person with disability
Others affected by the Disability Royal Commission requiring counselling support
What will it be like?
Our services offer free support without judgement or discrimination in a safe and supportive environment. We can provide the following:
Counselling (face to face, online and over the phone)
Access to interpretation or cultural translation services
Professional trauma-informed counselling
Supported referrals to appropriate specialised services
Information and referrals about other useful services
Everyone’s experience of trauma is different as are their needs, our counsellors are client-focused and here to listen and support you.
- Clarify your problems.
- Gain new perspectives.
- Work through change.
All our centres are wheelchair accessible and are close to public transport. Our Macquarie Park centre has onsite parking.
If the locations above do not suit you or if mobility is an issue, we are happy to discuss possible alternative venues to meet with you.
This program is funded by the Australian Government (Department of Social Services).
Booking this program
If you would like to receive a service outside of these times please get in touch and we will endeavour to find a time that works for you.
Disability Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019 and will run for three years. It will look at ways to protect people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse neglect and exploitation. Click here to visit the Disability Royal Commission’s website.
Need additional support?
Help for people with hearing or speech difficulties. Contact Relationships Australia NSW through the National Relay Service (NRS). For more information, visit the NRS website (communications.gov.au/accesshub/nrs) to choose your preferred access point or call the NRS Helpdesk on 1800 555 660
If you are unable to visit one of our locations please contact us to discuss options.
If you require support in another language you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) free of charge by calling our service and asking for an interpreter. The counsellor will make the arrangements.