About Project Embark
Project Embark received funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency through the NSW Ministry of Health under an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant to support people experiencing homelessness and psychosocial disability to access the NDIS.
We targeted eight Local Health Districts across New South Wales with the highest rates of homelessness.
Project Embark consulted over 100 stakeholders from Local Health Districts, Primary Health Networks, homelessness organisations and mental health services to map the barriers in accessing the NDIS for the target cohort.
We directly engaged with nearly 400 people experiencing homelessness and psychosocial disability through outreach activities, such as community BBQs, to inform and engage people who might be eligible for the NDIS.
The project provided individual support to people from this group to start their journey of accessing the NDIS and referred them to services who could continue to support them with their application.
Project Embark delivered workshops across the target regions. These were to build capacity and discuss solutions to some of the barriers faced in supporting someone experiencing homelessness and psychosocial disability to access the NDIS.
Project Embark has developed a suite of resources to address some of the gaps and barriers that were identified and increase understanding of the NDIS for both people experiencing homelessness and psychosocial disability and the people supporting them. These resources can be found on our website.