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 27 September 2013
On 30 June 2013, the Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine and Minister for Disability Services and Reform, Mary Wooldridge, celebrated the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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The Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) service provides sign (Auslan) and spoken language interpreting over the internet for deaf people who use Auslan.More on Video relay 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 of Human Services 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 Department of Human Services funds that are 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 Victorian Government actively promotes the rights of all Victorians, including people with a disability.