People who acquire a disability after the age of 65, or are over 65 when the NDIS rolls out in their area are not eligible for the NDIS. These people are instead expected to access the support they need through the aged care system, through a gateway called My Aged Care, however, many people with … Continued
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The Physical Disability Council of Victoria (PDCV) is the recognised State Peak Body representing the views and interests of people with a physical disability in Victoria. PDCV is the communication link between people with a physical disability and decision makers in Government, Community and the Business Sectors.
Advocating for independently accessible public transport in Victoria All Aboard is tired of the slow progress on improving the accessibility of public transport in Victoria. A diverse range of …people find public transport difficult to use, including seniors, people with disabilities, parents with small children, cyclists and people using shopping trolleys or luggage. This facebook … Continued
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) support people who are receiving compulsory psychiatric treatment to have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery. IMHA is led and staffed by professionals with backgrounds in consumer advocacy, social work and mental health service provision and advocates are based in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Dandenong, … Continued
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
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Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends. If you, your client … Continued
Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability … Continued
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) Provider Finder is a web-based application that people with disabilities, carers and their families can use to search for advocacy agencies funded by the Australian Government within Australia by Postcode, State or Provider Type.
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is a national voice representing people with disability in Australia. AFDO and its member organisations are run by and for people with disability. AFDO’s work includes: supporting disability organisations and people with disability lobbying government and other institutions on disability issues advising government and other organisations about their disability policies … Continued
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria (WDVCS) provides up to $9,000 per person for disability related needs when escaping family violence and operates 24-hour access to interpreters as well as support for Indigenous women WDVC services include telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support and is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria. If there … Continued
Reinforce is a self advocacy organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce is here to assist, support and encourage independence for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce promotes the rights of people with an intellectual disability to be upheld in the same way as everyone else in the community. Reinforce provides training, resources, lobbies … Continued
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights are respected. DANA is a network of agencies throughout Australia that undertakes or … Continued
Funds in Court [FIC] is an Office of the Supreme Court of Victoria that deals with funds paid into Court. Funds are paid into Court by a court order usually because a person is under a ‘legal disability’. This might be because they: have had an accident, injury or illness have an intellectual or physical … Continued
Intake and Response assist people with a disability, their family and carers to navigate and access community and specialist supports and services. Visit the website for contact details for your region.
Post Polio Victoria has been established to advocate for people with polio so that they can have access to the information and services they need to live actively and independently.