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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

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

Safe Futures Foundation

The present scope of support includes – complex crisis case management; 24/7 after–hours; outreach; support for Same Sex Attracted Transgender & Intersex persons; intensive case management; specialist children’s case management; A Place to Call Home and Safe at Home programs; and a response to women living with a disability. These specialist services, together with EDVOS, … Continued

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

Area of operation:

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

Phone
1800 015 188

Safe Steps is for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them. Women experiencing family violence can call 24/7 and speak confidentially to another woman for information on family violence support services, legal rights and accommodation options. The support services provided by Safe Steps … Continued

Seniors Information Victoria

Seniors Information Victoria offers free information as an independent service, supported by the state government, on a wide range of issues of interest to older Victorians including: Housing options from independent living to residential care Home-based and community services General information on financial and legal issues Health and wellbeing Retirement New learning opportunitie The focus … Continued

State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)

Area of operation:

Email
swep@bhs.org.au

Web
http://swep.bhs.org.au/

Phone
1300 747 937 (toll free ) or 03 5333 8100

The Victorian State-wide equipment program (SWEP) provides people with a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids and equipment to enhance independence in their home, facilitate community participation and support families and carers in their role.  

Traveller’s Aid

Travellers Aid Australia provides travel related support, advice and help to people who experience difficulties with transport. Travellers Aid Australia aims to make everyday travel possible for all people, providing services such as: buggy service at Southern Cross Station to assist people get to and from their point of departure (free of charge to client) … Continued