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

  • July Not for Profit News is now available

    Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards Logo Wednesday 13 July 2016

    The July Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

  • NDIS roll out commences in Victoria

    NDIS logo 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.

  • Supporting the transition to NDIS

    NDIS logo 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.

  • Help shape the Victorian state disability plan 2017-2020

    State Disability Plan graphic Tuesday 31 May 2016

    We want to hear from all Victorians about the actions they believe Victoria should take in order to make our state more inclusive.

  • New Auslan video remote interpreting service

    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 departmentís new Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Video Remote Interpreting service.

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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

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.

Disability Recognition Awards

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

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