About our groups

Since 2015, QDN established Local Support Groups for people with disabilities in locations throughout Queensland. These groups are peer-led groups for people with disability to share information, learnings and lived experiences, get information about what is happening, particularly around the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and find out more about what is available in local communities. Part of the role of the Local Support Groups is to help each other navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as explore social and economic opportunities in their local communities.

Local support groups are also leading and influencing change in their local communities, as a voice for people with disability about important issues such as housing, health, transport, education, employment, human rights.

What is a Local Support Group?

A local support group is a peer group of people with disability, who join together to:

  • Get helpful information, with a focus upon the National Disability Insurance Scheme;
  • Share information, stories and learnings, enriched through each member’s lived experience;
  • Connect members with activities and organisations in their community, and build on the strengths each member already has; and
  • Support each other to think about and plan for the life they want.

Each Local Support Group has a group Convenor to coordinate the group and support what they want to achieve.

Find out more about Local Support Groups by watching the short video below introducing QDN’s Local Support Groups and their Convenors.

Who are the Local Support Groups for?

People with disability in Queensland, who want to get information, learn more about the NDIS and share stories and their lived experiences.

People with physical, intellectual, learning, cognitive, sensory, neurological and other disabilities, with different backgrounds and life experiences are welcome.