Disability

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

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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 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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