e-Blast: Support services announced for the Disability Royal Commission

The Australian Government is funding free and independent counselling and advocacy support for people engaging with or affected by the Disability Royal Commission.

National Counselling and Referral Services – delivered by the Blue Knot Foundation on behalf of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – commenced operations on Thursday October 17, 2019.

You can call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 (free call) on Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm AEDT or Saturday to Sunday 9am to 5pm AEDT.

The Counselling and Referral Service offers free counselling support for people with disability, their families and carers, and anyone affected by the Disability Royal Commission. The service will help you to find:

  • support for your emotional well-being
  • support for making choices about telling your story
  • information on other practical supports available to you.

Additional services for the deaf, hard of hearing and/or people with speech impairments,  as well as those who require support in another language, are also now available.

Click here to visit the Department of Social Services website to discover more information about these new services.

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