Who We Are

by Will Gittoes

At Participate Australia we support people living with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as their families and carers. Our participants come from diverse backgrounds and live throughout the Inner West and Sydney.

We deliver conventional and important disability support and respite services to people with a disability. Respite programs allow carers of people with a disability to meet some of their own needs, knowing that a qualified support worker is caring for their family member.

At Participate Australia, our disability support focuses on independence. We develop innovative independence programs with the people we support, which foster greater autonomy and nurture community engagement.

Through our independence programs, people with a disability can acquire life skills like

  • financial literacy
  • cooking
  • swimming and water safety
  • road safety
  • housekeeping skills (to help them move into independent living arrangements)
  • how to engage in and nurture rewarding and safe relationships,
  • create art, and
  • acquire IT skills to engage with family and friends through social networking.

Development, ongoing improvement and evaluation of all these programs is funded by Participate Australia through grants and fundraising activities.

For more information about our disability support and how you can benefit from a range of our programs please visit our services.