Disability

Information and resources for disability service providers helping to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people with disabilities.

Latest News and Events

  • New Sandhurst Residential Services provider announced

    Friday 31 October 2014

    Two organisations to join forces to deliver supported accommodation services for residents of Sandhurst Residential Services.

  • Report it Right

    Report it right logo Thursday 23 October 2014

    The Report it Right and WIN! tertiary writing competition challenges media, journalism and communications students write a news story or feature article about a current news issue relating to disability.

  • Reflecting on progress for people with a disability

    Photo of statement of achievements cover Wednesday 22 October 2014

    The At home, play, school and work: Statement of achievements, released today, highlights the outcomes of the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 since it commenced in January 2013.

  • The Victorian Government wants to hear from people with a disability

    Friday 03 October 2014

    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.

  • Changing places, changing lives

    Changing Places toilet Thursday 25 September 2014

    The Victorian Government is investing $750,000 in Changing Places, cutting-edge accessible bathroom facilities for people with a disability, their carers and family.

Access and planning

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.

Self-directed support

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.

Community support

This section contains resources and information on disability that may be useful for existing and future service providers.

Disability accommodation

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.

Aids and equipment

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.

Supporting families and carers

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.

Protecting rights

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.

Specialist disability support

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.

Service quality & improvement

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.

Fire safety

This section offers information about fire safety for residential service staff; planners, facilitators and case managers; families and carers of people with a disability; and disability service providers.

Disability Recognition Awards

The Department of Human Services recognises awards and achievements in the disability sector

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