An overview of the range of disability support the department provides for people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and neurological disabilities.
To get started, this service will assess your disability support requirements and then assist you in getting access to these.
There is a choice of supported accommodation services available, including group homes and community residential units for people with a disability.
The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program provides people with a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids, equipment, home, and vehicle modifications.
We fund a range of services and supports that can assist people with a disability to become more independent and participate in their local community.
We provide different types of support for families of children with a disability and also carers of adults with a disability.
Support packages may be available for the care, treatment and services you need to help you achieve your goals.
Supports are available to assist people with a disability who require therapy or behaviour support.
There are specific laws that protect the rights of people with a disability for example the Disability Act 2006 and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will significantly change the way disability services are provided in Victoria.
The Victorian Government is part of the National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
Adoption arrangements in Victoria can only be made by the department or an adoption agency approved by the department.
Permanent care, foster care and kinship care provide safe and nurturing homes for children who cannot live with their family.
All children deserve to grow up feeling safe, supported and loved. Our services protect children who cannot safely live at home with their parents.
We understand that families sometimes experience difficulties and need support to maintain a stable family life.
Children, young people and adults who have experienced recent or past sexual assault can access support and care services.
We are committed to ending family violence in Victoria. Our services protect those most likely to experience family violence.
Records of all adoptions granted in Victoria are for use by adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, and adult children of adoptees.
Victoria's concession program helps people who need it most by making essential goods and services more affordable.
Find concessions or benefits based on concession cards held.
You might be eligible for a telephone allowance and savings on stamps and other Australia Post services.
Victorians have available benefits to help with the cost of education from kindergarten through to adult education.
Low income Victorians have available a variety of concessions and benefits to help pay their energy bills.
We have made available a variety of financial assistance and planning services to help low income Victorian households.
You may get relief if you are facing unexpected hardship and unable to pay your energy and water bills.
Medical expenses impact significantly on low income Victorians. Find out what health benefits you can claim.
Some home owners might be entitled to deductions on council rates and other home levies.
You might be eligible for concessions at entertainment venues and for a wide range of recreational activities.
Eligible concession card holders can take advantage of cheaper public transport or can save money when registering the car.
Concessions and rebates on water and sewerage costs are available in Victoria for people on low incomes.
Safe and temporary accommodation for Victorians who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to an emergency or family violence.
Victorian families and individuals experiencing financial hardship can apply for assistance to pay their mortgage or rent.
People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to family violence can start a new life in a new home.
The type of housing services Victorians can apply for are based on their income and assets. Find out what housing services you qualify for.
We subsidise housing and accommodation that provide high level care services to people with special needs.
A more simplified social housing system that brings public housing and community housing under the one roof.
This service provides family-based case management and group-based support for young people using violence against a parent or carer.
There are a variety of programs to encourage young people of all ages and backgrounds to be active members in their communities.
We support young people at risk of becoming homeless to stay connected to family, friends and school.
We fund support programs designed to help young people who are leaving Victorian care services to adapt to living independently.
Mentoring is a life enriching experience that gives young people the chance to discover new skills and broaden their personal development.
Young people are provided with opportunities to plan, organise, perform and take part in a variety of music and cultural events across Victoria.
This program helps refugee children and young people who have arrived in Australia without family to start a new life in Victoria.
Grants are available to local governments and community organisations to get young people involved in community issues and projects.
Young people with mental health issues have access to services that provide coordinated treatment and care.
Directory of essential Victorian services for young people including advocacy, housing, health, counselling, education and training and more.
Resources to help manage an emergency, both before and after an event, including training and a video series.
Advice for those who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the damage or loss of property caused by an emergency such as a fire.
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