Support Services for People with Disability


Family Advocacy works with families to advocate for the interests of people with developmental disability.

Side by Side Advocacy is based in West Ryde and offers advocacy to uphold the rights, needs and interests of people with intellectual disability.

One Door Mental Health in Gladesville provides systemic mental health advocacy.

Early Intervention

Lifestart supports children and young people living with disability or delay aged 0-24 years, their families and carers.

Education and Employment

Ability Options provides employment services for both people with disability and employers.

Fighting Chance creates opportunities for people with disability to engage in employment, training and practical work experience in genuine businesses.

Minimbah offers the Transition to Work program for young people with disability who are leaving school.

Steps Employment specialize in recruiting people with injury, illness and disability

Community Participation and Recreation

Ability Links NSW supports people with a disability (aged 9 - 64 years), their families and carers. A co-ordinator ("Linker") can help participants plan for their future, build on their strengths and skills and develop networks within the community. For further information contact Uniting on 8830 0768 or Settlement Services International on 8799 6700.

Little Heroes Swim Academy provides aquatic education in an inclusive environment.

Minimbah offers a wide range of community and centre based activities for adults.

Return2Sport, run by Royal Rehab, can help people with disability discover community based sport, recreation and leisure opportunities tailored to their abilities.

Riding for the Disabled provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy horse-related activities.

Beyond Abilities provides support & services for people of any ability to improve independence via a range of programs, opportunities, experiences and choices.

Daily Living Support

Achieve Australia provides a range of disability services including employment support, accommodation and day-to-day living assistance, clinical services and support coordination.

Christian Community Aid offers Meals on Wheels, social activities, shopping assistance, medical transport, linen service and multicultural service. Ph: 9858 3222

Easy Care Gardening delivers a subsidised gardening service for eligible people with disability.

MND NSW provides information, support and education for people living with motor neurone disease, their families, friends and carers.

New Horizons offers independent living skills, personal care and domestic assistance, support co-ordination, and behavioral and clinical support.

Royal Rehab delivers supported accommodation services, as well as lifestyle support including attendant care, respite care, community nursing and complex support co-ordination.

Sydney Community Services provides group and individual community participation programs, as well as home nursing, podiatry, medical transport, home delivered meals, gardening, shopping and linen services.


Christian Community Aid can assist with door-to-door transport for shopping or medical appointments. Ph: 9858 3222

Shop Ryder is a free bus service offered by the City of Ryde. Running from Wednesday to Saturday from 8.30 am - 2.00 pm, it’s a great way to do your shopping, get to appointments or travel to Meadowbank, West Ryde or Eastwood Stations. Ph: 9952 8222. 

Stryder (formerly Ryde Hunters Hill Community Transport) provides door-to-door transport for shopping, individual transport or group social outings. Ph: 9816 5000