Items for Loan

Borrowing from the DARU Resource Library is a free service available to employees of state or federally funded disability advocacy organisations.  To arrange a loan, contact DARU on (03) 9639 5807 or email

Digital Voice Tracer

Brand: PHILIPS Model number: LFH 620 Box Contains: 1 Digital Voice Tracer (batteries included) 1 USB cable 1 User Manual (in multiple languages) 1 Warranty Card 1 Safety leaflet (in multiple languages) This item is available to be borrowed from the DARU Resource Library. To arrange a loan please contact DARU on: T: 03) 9639 … Continued

Data Projector

Brand: EPSON Model Number: EB-S110 Serial Number: PTLK2300515 Package contains the following components: 1 Data Projector 1 Remote Control 1 Power Cord 1 Computer Cable 1 Soft Storage Case (black) 1 CD-ROM instruction manual in different languages This item is available to be borrowed from the DARU Resource Library. To arrange a loan please contact DARU … Continued

Personal Hearing System

Brand: BELLMAN & SYMFON Make: Domino Classic with Neckloop Model: BE8017 Serial Number: BE2270110770508 Box Contains: 1 Receiver Unit 1 Transmitter Unit 1 Travel Case 1 User Manual (in multiple languages) 1 User Guide (in English) 1 Universal Charger with 4 mains plugs 1 Charging Cable USB 1 Neck Strap with Safety Clasp 1 Set … Continued

Digital Video Camera Recorder

Brand: SONY Make and Model: HANDYCAM DCR-DVD808 Serial Number: 411086 Box Contains: 1 Digital Video Camera Recorder with Wide LCD screen 1 AC Adaptor 1 Rechargeable Battery Pack 1 Remote Commander 1 A/V Connecting Cable 1 USB Cable 1 CD-ROM Application Software 1 CD-ROM “Let’s Enjoy Video” (in multiple languages) 1 Operating Guide (in English) 1 … Continued

Digital Camera

Brand: CANON Make and Model: DIGITAL IXUS 850 IS Serial Number: 4678601310 Box Contains: 1 Lowepro Camera Case 1 Canon Digital Camera IXUS 850 IS 1 SD Memory Card SD-256 MB 1 Canon Battery Pack 1 Canon Battery Charger 1 Canon Battery Charger Cable 1 Power Lead 1 Basic Camera User Guide for the Canon ISUX … Continued

Partner Assisted Learning System (PALS) Management Toolkits

This Toolkit is specifically designed for Managers working with people with an intellectual disabilty. It is intended to assist them in understanding a worker with a disability and to ensure that the working relationship is profitable for both. It is expected that a manager would use a co-worker as a ‘natural support’ for a worker with … Continued

Committee-itis – A Llight-hearted Look at the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Sitting on a Committee

Committee-itis takes a hilariously tongue-in-cheek look at reasons why committees fail and what can be done to prevent this possibility. It offers suggestions to strengthen your committee, de-mystifies committee dynamics and procedures, offers diagnoses, remedies and survival strategies, and will have you laughing even if you’re currently suffering from Committee-itis yourself. ISBN: 1 920705 07 4 This resource … Continued

Media on a Shoestring – Media Tactics for Community Organisations

This book aims to help community organisations understand how they can be both worthy and newsworthy, and tell their stories to a larger audience. With positive media coverage even the smallest organisation can not only survive, but thrive and succeed in achieving their community goals. Prepared with the help of some of Australia’s leading journalists … Continued

Policies and Procedures – VCOSS Manual for Community Organisations

Policies and procedures help make a workplace run smoothly by ensuring staff and volunteers know how things are done and how decisions are made. They provide guidelines for resolving conflict and minimising risk and enable staff to get on with delivering quality services. This manual identifies a broad range of policy areas that your organisation … Continued

SAAP Victoria Training and Development Program

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) is a Commonwealth/State program which funds non-government organisations and local government to deliver supported accommodation and related support to homeless people in Victoria. The manual outlines SAAP training policies and priorities, details training administrative procedures and describes the range of workshops available to SAAP service providers.  Activities in the training … Continued

Advocacy Toolkit: How to be an Advocate in your Community

This toolkit has been developed to help people in local communities advocate for people with an intellectual disability.  The Information Sheets and other resources contained in the kit cover topics that family members, agency staff and volunteers frequently request information for from the advocacy team at IHC Advocacy based in Wellington New Zealand. Information Sheets … Continued

Disability Services Standards: Information Kit for Consumer Training

This kit gives information on consumer training for disability service standards. It has been developed primarily for training/support agencies.  Their role is to support people with a disability to gain an understanding of the Disability Services Standards and to participate effectively in the assessment of the services they use. This kit contains: Background documentation information … Continued

Partner Assisted Learning System (PALS) Modules

The Partner Assisted Learning System is a set of materials that encourages and assists people to work and learn in partnership. In this way partners help, understand and guide each other within their various workplace, recreation and/or learning environments so that they both can contribute and learn. Partners are expected to learn co-operatively by completing one or … Continued

To Stand Beside

This is the Advocacy for Inclusion training manual.  The aim of this program is to empower people who support, assist or represent people with intellectual disability. For the past two decades we have focused on getting people with intellectual disability out of congregate facilities and into more individualised, community-based services. But the process of community … Continued

Community Management

Good management is at the heart of a safe and happy workplace. This plain language manual is an invaluable introduction and reference for managers about the roles and responsibilities of management and the keys to running an effective and efficient organisation. It includes: an explanation of the differences between governance and management detailed information on … Continued