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NDIS Readiness

In 2017 the Tripoli and Mena Association was approved by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to provide support and services to the unique needs of younger people with a disability from Arabic speaking backgrounds:

  • The supports and services planned will be responsive and sensitive to the needs and choices of the younger person with disability and will take into account their personal, gender, cultural, linguistic and social needs and preferences using a person centred approach.
  • The supports and services will aim to assist the younger person with disability to achieve their dreams and goals both now and into the future in partnership with their families and carers to lead an inclusive and fulfilling life in their community.

What help will be available?

Under the NDIS, the younger person with a disability will have the choice over the supports and services they receive.

The types of supports and services to be provided by the Tripoli and Mena Association under an NDIS package may include:

  • Daily personal activities such as:
  • Personal Care
  • Meal preparation
  • Home help with household tasks
  • Garden maintenance
  • Social support and recreation
  • Transport to appointments


How can I access these supports and services?

To be eligible to receive a services and supports under the NDIS, you must have been assessed as being eligible under the NDIS, and approved to receive an NDIS package.

In the first instance, TMA will support you to prepare for the NDIS eligibility assessment by helping you identify your needs and goals; the types of supports that you require to help you to lead a more independent and fulfilling life; help you to prepare the paperwork required eg. medical certificates to prove your disability; and assist you to book an appointment with the NDIS planner to be assessed for an NDIS package.

Once you have been approved for an NDIS package, and if the supports you require are those provided by the TMA, we will discuss and agree on the supports and services to be provided to you and it may include:

  • the level of requirements for the supports and services,
  • the length of time the supports and services are required for,
  • the fees to be paid.

The selected NDIS supports and services TMA will provide will be flexible and can be changed as your needs change.

How much will I have to pay?

The fees will be determined and outlined in your NDIS package and the financial support that has been set and granted to you by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in your NDIS package.

For more information

If you have any questions or require more information about the NDIS or accessing services you can contact:

  1. Tripoli and Mena Association

48-50 Taylor St. Lakemba NSW 2195

Ph: 9758 1366 Fax: 9740 6057




  1. NDIS:


tel:1800 800 110 8am to 11pm (local time) Monday to Friday


For people who need help with English TIS: 131 450


Who We Are?

Tripoli and Mena Association (TMA) Limited is a community based, non-profit welfare organisation. It was humbly established in 1975 by a group of young Arabic speaking migrants. Their main vision was to help people from their community with everyday welfare needs. Meeting these needs enabled the Arabic speaking community to progress and integrate into Australian society.

Since its establishment, TMA Ltd. has expanded and become a unique, little organisation that has achieved big things. Its resource base and service provision are as diverse as the community they endeavour to serve. These resources and services are continually developing to meet the changing needs of the Arabic speaking community.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a quality service to the people of our community through a range of services and programs designed to strengthen our community and promote community connectedness, wellbeing and empowerment.


A vibrant Australian-Arabic speaking community by working with you through all the stages of your life, and where no-one is isolated or left behind.

Aims and Objectives

    • To help people from the Arabic speaking community strengthen themselves, their families and their community.
    • To increase the Arabic speaking community’s resilience and build social capital.
    • To advocate for, and empower, people from the Arabic speaking community.
    • To continually meet the changing needs of the Arabic speaking community.
    • To deliver our services according to the principles of Social Justice, Access, Equity, Rights, Participation, Empowerment, Inclusiveness, Advocacy, Respect, Duty of Care, and, Values and Ethics.
    • To provide information, referral and support services.
    • To encourage the preservation of the Arab culture and the Arabic language.
    • To promote and encouragemulticultural and cross-cultural initiatives and activities.
    • To network with, and develop, sustainable partnerships with other organisations and services relevant to welfare provision.

The TMA Values


Tripoli and Mena Association Ltd. (TMA) respects and values each person. It accepts and supports a diverse range of individuals and encourages them to develop as significant contributors to the community as a whole. It treats all people with honesty, integrity and dignity.


Organisations are much stronger and more efficient and effective when working as a team. The TMA is committed to building teamwork, respect and trust among staff and with clients.


The TMA is committed to providing excellence in service provision to the Arabic speaking community and to each other. It promotes a supportive environment, where high performance, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and commitment to the work of The TMA are consistent characteristics.

Collaborative Partnerships

The TMA recognises that strong partnerships with our community are vital to quality service delivery and we foster cooperation and trust to sustain and promote community relationships.

Equality of Access

The TMA is committed to a high level of physical, social and economic access to its programs and facilities. The TMA provides service without prejudice and promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures.


نسعى جاهدين لتوفير ما يكفي من المساعدة الاجتماعية للمجتمع الناطق باللغة العربية من أجل تحقيق أقصى قدر من الإمكانات البشرية والرفاه للمشاركة الناجحة في المجتمع الاسترالي.

الأهداف والغايات

• تلبية الاحتياجات المتغيرة باستمرار للمجتمع الناطق باللغة العربية.

• تقديم المعلومات والإحالة وخدمات الدعم.

• مساعدة الأفراد من الجالية الناطقة بالعربية لتقوية أنفسهم وأسرهم ومجتمعهم.

• زيادة القدرة على التكيف في المجتمع العربي ، وبناء قدرات اجتماعية.

• تشجيع الحفاظ على الثقافة العربية واللغة العربية.

• تعزيز وتشجيع المبادرات المتعددة الثقافات وتعدد الثقافات والأنشطة.

• مناصرة ، وتقوية أبناء الجالية العربية.

• تقديم خدماتنا وفقا لمبادئ العدالة الاجتماعية ، التواصل ، العدالة ، الحقوق والمشاركة ،تعزيز القدرات الفردية، والشمولية ، والدفاع ، احترام واجب الرعاية ، والقيم والأخلاق.

• التواصل مع ، وتنمية وتطوير الشراكة المستدامة مع المنظمات الأخرى والخدمات ذات الصلة لتحسين الخدمات الاجتماعية.


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