Theresa and Helen are experienced across a range of areas within the sector and have been contracted to work with a number of other service providers, including My Voice, Community Options Australia and the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. 

Disability Support of Older Australians (DSOA) Program

Innovate is currently a Service Coordinator under the DSOA Program. DSOA supports clients who:
• were 65 years or over when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in their region, or
• were an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person aged 50-64 years when the NDIS commenced in their region, and
• were assessed as ineligible for the NDIS, and
• were an existing client of state or territory government specialist disability services at the time the NDIS commenced in their region.

DSOA is a closed program, which means that it is not available to new clients. Older people who are not current clients but are seeking disability support should contact My Aged Care ( to find out what programs or services may be available to them.

DSOA is “Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the website for more information”.