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Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities (ADEC)

ADEC is a not-for-profit organisation that has been serving Victorians since 1982.

Established by the organisation’s ambassador Effie Meehan, ADEC aims to help people with disabilities or those who are elderly, along with their caregivers and families. ADEC specialises in supporting people who come from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

ADEC offers the following services:

  • Disability Support: ADEC provides services to help individuals with disabilities live safely at home and be part of their community. Staff work closely with clients to understand their personal needs, language preferences, cultural backgrounds, and living situations. ADEC support staff are sensitive to different cultures and can assist with personal care, community activities, and household tasks.
  • Aged Care Services: ADEC offers support to help you continue living in your own home for as long as possible. Services include Home Care Packages, the Commonwealth Home Support Program, and Specialist Support Services. These services help with personal care, community access, household support, and buying necessary items and equipment for clients with Home Care Packages.
  • Community Services: The Community Services Department focuses on improving the skills and knowledge of diverse communities. ADEC provides free Capacity Building workshops on various topics like the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), mental health, general well-being, human rights, and more. There is also a language-specific Social Support Groups that meets monthly to provide information, peer support, and recreational activities. Additionally, staff assist with NDIS Appeals and Reviews, as well as with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) appeals.
  • Advocacy Support: ADEC offers a free Advocacy Support Program to help people understand their rights, access information and services, and advocate for their needs. Advocacy support staff can help you identify issues, define what you want to achieve, and create an advocacy plan.

Type of Advocacy that ADEC provides:

Individual Advocacy Support 
Short-term one-on-one assistance to help you solve an issue.

Family Advocacy Support 
Short-term one-on-one assistance for carers and families to solve an issue.

Self-Advocacy Support 
Training and information sessions to communities about how to advocate for yourself or your loved ones.

Systemic Advocacy Support
Focuses on making a more inclusive community through legislation, policies and practices for people living with a disability.

Why Choose ADEC:

  • With a rich legacy since 1982, ADEC boasts extensive experience in delivering disability, aged care services, advocacy support, and community services to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • We have skilled and experienced staff.
  • We seamlessly collaborate with the NDIS, participants, service providers, and aged care networks to deliver personalized and comprehensive support.
  • We are culturally sensitive and speak your language.

ADEC’s Vision:

To be recognised as a leading provider of disability, advocacy support, aged care and community services.

ADEC’s Mission:

The Mission of ADEC is to provide equal access to high-quality disability, advocacy support, aged care and community services for all members of the Victorian Community.

Contact Details:

Contact our friendly team today for more information. Visit or call (03) 9480 7000.

Type of Advocacy:
Individual Advocacy

Area of operation:

Referral Priority:
NDIS Appeals, Non-English speaking background

Contact Details:

Head Office Address
Level 1, U22/855 Plenty Road
South Morang VIC. 3752

03 9480 7000

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Weribee Office Address
4A Watton St
Werribee 3030

03 9480 7000

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Dandenong Office Address
1/ 50 Thomas St,
Dandenong, Vic 3175

03 9480 7000

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