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AAA Play

Area of operation:

Email
request@aaavic.org.au

Web
http://aaavic.org.au/

Phone
1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability … Continued

ARBIAS

Area of operation:

Email
EnquiriesVIC@arbias.com.au

Web
http://www.arbias.org.au/

Phone
(03) 8388 1222

ARBIAS Ltd. provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury. Specialist staff are available in the areas of neuropsychology, case management, accommodation, professional training, community development, and individualised support. Services include: Case Management Flexible Support Accommodation Community Programs Neuropsychology (NPAIS)

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Area of operation:

Email
consumer@justice.vic.gov.au

Web
http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 55 81 81

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) provides free one-to-one advocacy for people with a disability who need extra help with a tenancy issue. People with a disability who are vulnerable and disadvantaged may require an advocate in order to negotiate issues with landlords and property managers effectively. We will refer these consumers to our funded advocates, who … Continued

Headway Gippsland Inc.

Area of operation:

Email
hwABI@bigpond.net.au

Web
http://www.headwaygippsland.org.au

Phone
(03) 5127 7166

Headway Gippsland is a not for profit organisation that has supported people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families for over 30 years. ABI refers to damage caused by an accident or trauma, infection, disease, stroke or brain tumour to give some examples. ABI can happen to anyone at any age and the consequences … Continued

Information Access Group

The Information Access Group assists organisations meet the diverse literacy needs of the community. Specialist services include  creating documents and websites that are easy to read and easy to use. Their team of writers, editors, graphic designers, web developers, researchers and trainers bring together a wealth of experience in clear communications. They work with government departments and … Continued

Life Supports

Area of operation:

Email
info@lifesupports.com.au

Web
http://www.lifesupports.com.au/

Phone
1300 676 981

Professional counselling support for adults, children and families affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services include: counselling and support in adjusting to life with an ABI trauma counselling grief and loss counselling family counselling relationship counselling parenting support sexuality counselling drug and alcohol counselling anger and behaviour management suicide prevention counselling secondary consultation to case … Continued

Making Rights Reality for Sexual Assault Victims with a Disability

Making Rights Reality is a program to increase access to the criminal justice system for people who have been sexually assaulted and have a cognitive impairment and/or communication difficulties. The program enhances existing services to provide greater accessibility. The service provides clients with crisis care, counselling, advocacy, legal information and advice, and support through the … Continued

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

A free, independent and confidential service for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. Anyone can contact the Hotline, including family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability. The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with reports of abuse and neglect of people with disability. The Hotline is not a … Continued

Office for Disability

Area of operation:

Email
ofd@dhs.vic.gov.au

Web
http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/about-the-depa...

Phone
1300 880 043 or (03) 9096 0574

The Office for Disability leads and supports Victorian Government effort to help improve the lives of people with a disability and drive universal change. The first of its kind in Australia, the Office for Disability was established in 2006. The Office’s mandate is to put disability on the agenda across the Victorian Government. The Office … Continued

Office of Professional Practice

The Office of Professional Practice within the Department of Human Services drives best practice to deliver positive outcomes for people who access human services. The Office works in partnership with professionals and organisations to maximise people’s quality of life, promote people’s development and safeguard their rights. The Office provides practice leadership and evidence-informed directions and … Continued