Information and resources for disability service providers helping to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people with disabilities.
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Thursday 11 August 2016
The first of six new community-based homes to replace the Oakleigh Centreís outdated congregate accommodation for people with a disability officially opened this week.
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Eleven new members have been appointed to the Victorian Governmentís main advisory body representing people with a disability.
Friday 01 July 2016
From 1 July, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will become available in North East Melbourne Area (NEMA) for the first time, as the NDIS starts to roll out across Victoria.
Tuesday 28 June 2016
The Victorian Government has announced that 16 organisations will share in $10 million in funding to deliver NDIS readiness activities where they are needed most.
Interim department-wide fire safety training strategy
The interim department-wide fire safety training strategy ensures that staff are equipped with the required fire and emergency response skills and knowledge.More on Interim department-wide fire safety training strategy
A person with a disability, like any member of the community, is able to access a range of general services including community health, early childhood and education services, sport and recreation, maternal and child health services, and other community services.
The Department of Human Services is making sure that people with a disability are in charge of planning their own supports and deciding how funding and supports are managed in their lives.
This section contains resources and information on disability that may be useful for existing and future service providers.
The Department of Human Services is a Victorian Government department that provides and funds community service organisations to provide a range of supported accommodation services including group homes/community residential units, for people with a disability.
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 the different types of supports available for families of children with a disability and carers of adults with a disability.
Disability service providers in Victoria are required to act compatibly with human rights and to take human rights into consideration whenever they make a decision. Disability advocacy is about working to promote the participation, rights and voice of people with a disability. Disability self help is about people coming together to assist each other and the community to better understand and respond to their disability.
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.
The Department of Human Services employs a range of frameworks, processes and systems to define and guide practice, service expectations, outputs and outcomes for people who use our services.
The Department of Human Services recognises awards and achievements in the disability sector