VicHealth Indicators Survey Supplementary report: Disability

The survey collected information on a range of factors known to influence individual and community wellbeing including safety, mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating and alcohol consumption. The results show inequities in health and wellbeing exist for Victorians with disability compared to those without disability, particularly in the areas of physical activity and mental health and wellbeing. 

Barriers to accessing quality palliative care – community consultations

The project wants to hear your thoughts on end of life and palliative care, barriers to access, and how services could be improved. Participation is by phone or in person interview, or part of a group discussion and your contribution will  be kept anonymous.  To be eligible to participate, you will be from one (or more) of the following nine focus groups of people who are under-served or have complex needs. You do not need to have experience of palliative care services

My Health Record opt-out hard for people with disability

The opt-out period for My Health Record is being extended until the end of January, but disability advocates say more resources are needed to help people with disability make an informed decision.

Wimmera’s health and social services have warned that regional Victorians are falling through the gaps

Under the current reforms, designed to enhance sector efficiency, some of the most vulnerable clients are falling through the cracks, including those with disabilities, said Grampians Disability Advocacy’s Deb Verdon.
“At every turn a person with a disability is asked to provide medical evidence about their situation, be it by Centrelink or the NDIS,” she said. “Reports from GPs are no longer good enough. Support agencies demand a report from a specialist, but where are the specialists to be found?”