The Gig Buddies project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services, an organisation with 50 years' experience providing assistance to adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism.

 

In line with ACL Disability Services' mission statement, the Gig Buddies project only provides assistance to adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism.

 

Before proceeding with your application, please tick the box below to confirm that you have read and agree to this statement.

Being in the Gig Buddies project costs 3 hours a month from your NDIS funding. This can come from either your Core Support or Capacity Building funding.

Please provide us with your NDIS package details so we are able to create a Service Agreement for you. We will not take any payments until you have signed the Service Agreement.

*Please contact us if you have any questions:

email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org

phone: ACL Disability Services - 02 9419 6951

Do not worry if you do not have these details to hand, this form saves automatically and you can come back to it later* (click "next" at the end of this page to save first)

*if you need to log back in:

1. click the link on the participant page on the gig buddies website

2. enter your name and date of birth and you will come back to where you left the form

To give you support, the Gig Buddies project needs to keep information about you.

For example, who you are, where you live and what type of support you need.

 

This is your personal information.

This personal information may be written down and kept in a folder, in a cloud based network, or on a computer.

A law called the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act NSW 1998 says that the Gig Buddies project must keep this information private and secure.

Sometimes the Gig Buddies project may need to share your personal information with other people involved in your support (e.g. your support provider, or in an emergency with your doctor or the hospital.

 

This will only happen if you say this is ok using the Permissions Form on the next page, or if we need to keep you safe.

Videos and photos may be used to help people know about the work of the Gig Buddies project.

Not all photos and video that the Gig Buddies team take are used, but we will use what we can.

The Gig Buddies team may put video or photos of you with your buddy or at a Gig Buddies event on the internet, which means anyone will be able to see it.

They may also use it in leaflets and other publicity (we will ask permission before a photo is used on a brochure or in a news story in a magazine or newspaper). 

(We never put participants personal information on the internet)

Privacy and collection of information policy

ACL Disability Services is committed to taking all reasonable steps in order to protect your privacy and personal information from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Your personal information provided to ACL Disability Services will be held in hard copy and managed in a secure recruitment file. Access is restricted to ACL Disability Services personnel and on a need to know basis.

Your name will not be used in any data results that are collated by ACL Disability Services and will not be given to any third parties.

ACL Disability Services will retain your information on a secure database and your information will be kept for no longer than necessary. In any event, ACL Disability Services will securely remove your information 2 years after the date that the survey was completed. If you request your personal information be removed from ACL Disability Services records, we will ensure reasonable steps are taken to promptly and securely dispose of your information.