The aim of developing a strategic framework for sport and recreation in Victoria is to strengthen the system and identify how the broader economic, health and community benefits arising from the sector can be maximised. This framework will set out the outcomes the Victorian Government wants to achieve through sport and recreation. A discussion paper and background … Continue reading
The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework provides a nationally consistent approach to help empower and support NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, while ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place and establishes expectations for providers and their staff to deliver high quality supports. The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework is designed to ensure high quality … Continue reading
This animation will help you understand what human rights are and why they are important in your work with people with disability. This short video is part of the ‘Human rights and you’ training program designed for frontline staff and supervisors.
The Heads of Agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories (States) on the NDIS stated that the Commission would undertake a review of scheme costs in 2017. This review is intended to inform the final design of the full scheme, prior to its commencement. The study will examine issues including: the sustainability of … Continue reading
More than half of students with disability who need funded support at school are not getting it, new data released by state and federal governments has shown.
6 month contract at 0.8 EFT Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV) is a membership – based organisation and is the peak body representing community managed mental health services in Victoria. As the peak body we pursue the development and reform of mental health services. The PECCC Capacity Building Coordinator will collaborate with Project team … Continue reading
This toolkit has been developed by women and girls with disability to achieve change in lives of other women and girls with disability through learning about human rights. The toolkit contains a series of Position Statements exploring the priority issues that women and girls with disability have identified as most important to them such as violence; … Continue reading
Ten years ago, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was successfully negotiated by the very people whose lives it would touch. Today, people with disabilities have gone from being an excluded group to a force that is making the world a more inclusive place.
The Human Rights Oration was held on 7 December 2016, with a keynote address presented by former federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner and human rights advocate Graeme Innes AO followed by a panel discussion. Maryanne Diamond, the General Manager of Media, Communications and Engagement at the National Disability Insurance Agency; musician Neill Duncan; and Juliet Bourke, … Continue reading
Aoife O’Toole works for Cheshire Ireland who provide services to 295 adults with disabilities across Ireland. In 2011, Cheshire closed two congregate care settings and has transformed services to create and maintain individualised support options for people in the community. Aoife shares the changes that are possible for people with a disability when agencies commit … Continue reading