We provide a range of short-term and ongoing support options for people with disability.
Our services include individual support aimed at helping people with disability to live independently and to participate in community life. We also provide supported accommodation services for people with the greatest needs.
Visit the disability section of the Services website, for more information about our current services.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation reform. It will deliver better outcomes for people with disability by giving them greater choice and control over the services and decisions affecting their lives.
The scheme is a new way of delivering services and support for people with permanent disability in Australia. It is expected to support more than 105,000 Victorians with disability by the time it's fully operational.
The NDIS is a profound change in the disability service delivery environment and supporting the implementation of the NDIS is a key priority for the department.
Victoria is currently transitioning to the full scheme.
For more information, visit the NDIS Victoria website.
State disability plan 2017 - 2020
Absolutely everyone is the state disability plan of the Victorian Government for 2017 to 2020. The plan commits to a range of actions for achieving greater inclusion, in partnership with the community. The plan tackles the negative attitudes and barriers that more than one million Victorians with disability deal with on a daily basis.
It sets out the government's priorities and actions for achieving inclusion under four key pillars:
- Inclusive communities
- Health, housing and wellbeing
- Fairness and safety
- Contributing lives
The plan focuses on key areas to drive change such as adopting a universal design approach, changing attitudes, increasing access to affordable housing, public transport, schools and jobs and making the most of the NDIS.
As part of the plan, we are also implementing Every opportunity, to drive better economic outcomes for people with disability.
Visit the State disability plan website for more information.
We are working to strengthen the safeguards for people with disability.
The department has released a disability abuse prevention strategy, which outlines the government’s initiatives to prevent abuse of people with disability, and a new code of conduct for disability services and staff is also being implemented.
More information is available on the Disability abuse prevention strategy page.
We also help to promote the participation and voice of people with disability by funding disability advocacy and self-advocacy organisations.
To find out more, visit Disability advocacy and self help on the Provider's website.