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