The National Disability Scheme is for people who 65 years of age or younger. It provides a range of services which might be useful depending on your circumstances.
My Aged Care is a very helpful agency for people over 65 years of age. Depending on eligibility, their services can be very useful for both PwP and carer.
Carer Gateway came into being in 2020 as a government support service. It aims to make your life easier. By calling Carer Gateway, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.
A Disability Parking Permit is extremely useful for both the PwP and the carer. Access becomes easier once a person becomes eligible.
The Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) is a Queensland Government initiative designed to improve the mobility and quality of life for Queenslanders with a disability by providing access to affordable taxi travel.
PwP often have mobility and balance issues. Avoiding a fall is always foremost in getting around. Often places of entertainment are a danger for PwP. This card is useful for both PwP and carers.
The Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme helps with electricity costs for people who have a chronic medical condition. PD affects the nervous system, which controls body temperature, so people with Parkinson's can be more sensitive to heat and cold.
If and when a partner or family member might need to assist in regular daily personal activites of a PwP, there is a Carers' Allowance from Centrelink available. It is not means tested.