COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline now available

WSLHD disability workforce coordinator Kate Murdoch.

The Federal Government has launched a Disability Information Helpline for individuals, families, carers, support workers and services who need support because of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The helpline will find you the right service, provide reliable and accessible information, or connect you with a councillor for emotional support.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) disability workforce coordinator Kate Murdoch said the helpline was free, private and provided clear and accessible information.

“I encourage anyone with a disability, their loved ones or carers to utilise the helpline where they have easy-to-read resources which are also available in Auslan – a language developed for Australians who are deaf or hearing-impaired,” Kate said.

“The helpline will put you in contact with a person who listens to you, uses their connections to answer your questions, checks facts and obtains information for you.

“It can also transfer you directly to the appropriate service you require depending on your situation.”

The helpline is available from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST) by calling 1800 643 787 or for a live chat click here.

Alternatively, you can contact WSLHD Disability Workforce coordinator Kate Murdoch on 0439 047 507 or Kate.Murdoch@health.nsw.gov.au