Information and resources for taking steps and getting back into the workforce and volunteering.
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Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) has developed a new information resource for women with disabilities about violence prevention and response, “Our Right to Safety and Respect. A video resource and video guide, developed by, and for, women with disabilities about violence, abuse, safety and respect”.
It is estimated that up to 1.3 million Australians have a profound or severe core limitation and may require some or all of the equipment in a Changing Places facility.
By removing a major barrier to inclusion, Changing Places facilities enable people with a disability, their families and carers to participate fully in society.
Changing Places facilities are different to standard accessible toilets. They have extra features, more space and can often be accessed 24/7 with a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK).
Ability2Drive offers Specialised Driver Training to NDIS participants throughout Victoria. With a focus on providing individualised driver programs for people with disabilities, Ability2Drive can help with every aspect of driving including the study necessary to sit the learners permit test as well as practical driving lessons. All participants undergo an OT driving assessment prior to their lessons to ensure they are capable to safely operate a vehicle and programs are then tailored to their needs.
Services and support directory.
The Australian Government Department of Human Services has collated a list of financial assistance available for carers.
Find out what financial services are available to help, Victorian Concessions, the Victorian Carer Card, learn about the Mental Health Carer Support Fund and how to apply for No Interest Loans (NILS program).
The Housing Options Finder has been developed to assist Victorian carers to understand their rights and pathways to social housing.