Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvment and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.
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Friday 04 December 2015
On 18 November 2015, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP joined representatives from VicDeaf to launch the department’s new Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Video Remote Interpreting service.
Thursday 01 October 2015
Are you a person with a disability who is over 18 years old? The Victorian Government wants to know about your experiences, in your life and your community, since the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 commenced on 1 January 2013.
Wednesday 16 September 2015
The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have signed a historic bilateral agreement outlining the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Victoria over the next three years.
Tuesday 08 September 2015
General practitioners can now access training modules to help better treat patients with intellectual disabilities.
Video Remote Interpreting service
The Video Remote Interpreting service, also known as VRI, enables communication between hearing people and people who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language or Auslan as their primary language. Auslan is the signed language of the Australian Deaf community. VRI is a type of telecommunications relay service.More on Video Remote Interpreting service
An overview of the support available for people with a disability, their families and carers including the initial contact points for more information.
The department is moving towards a more self-directed approach where people with a disability have more flexibility and control of the supports they choose.
Individual Support Packages are funds allocated to a person to meet their disability related support needs. Includes information on eligibility criteria and application procedures.
Outreach support provides up to 15 hours per week of home and community based support so that individuals with a disability can receive assistance.
This section offers information on supports that may assist you to become more independent and encourage you to participate in your local community.
Supported accommodation is an accommodation solution for people with a disability who require rostered support and is targeted to people with the highest support needs.
The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) provides people with a permanent or long term disability with subsidised aids, equipment, home, and vehicle modifications.
This section offers information on specialist supports to assist people with a disability, their families, carers and support providers in matters relating to behaviour intervention or the criminal justice system, involving people with a disability.
This section offers information on the different types of supports available for families of children with a disability and carers of adults with a disability.
The NDIS is a national approach to providing individualised support and services for people with a disability, their families and carers to achieve their goals and aspirations. Read more about Victoria’s role in the NDIS on the Victorian Government’s website at www.ndis.vic.gov.au. To find out more about the NDIS, including eligibility, visit the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au/vic or call 1800 800 110.
The Victorian Government actively promotes the rights of all Victorians, including people with a disability.