Category: Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Carers Sought For New Advisory Group

Carers across Victoria are encouraged to participate in a new body advising the Andrews Labor Government on carer needs. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the opening of expressions of interest for those wanting to take part in the new Victorian Carer Advisory Group. The group will provide leadership on the […]

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Victorians Have Their Say On Volunteering Vision

All Victorians are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas about community life and volunteering across the state, to help develop our new Volunteer Strategy. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan is inviting everyone to participate by taking a survey that will help inform the strategy, and better support the state’s fast-changing and […]

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More Funding For Shepparton Disability Providers

Organisations in Shepparton will be better prepared to meet the needs of local people with a disability, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced two grants of $130,000 each from the Labor Government’s $1.3 million Victorian Regional Readiness Fund for Shepparton-based National Disability Insurance […]

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2,600 Extra Hours Of Respite For Shepparton Carers

Carers in Shepparton and surrounding areas will be able to recharge and get the support they need, thanks to 2,600 additional hours of respite provided by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced funding of almost $260,000 for the Shepparton-based provider Goulburn Valley Family Care. The investment is […]

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2019 Victorian Disability Award Winners Announced

Thirteen outstanding Victorians and groups have taken out top gongs at the ninth annual Victorian Disability Awards today at Federation Square. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan presented three categories at the awards where over 200 community leaders, finalists and disability advocates gathered to celebrate excellence in the sector. Find Your Voice All […]

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Funding Boost For Aged Care Research

Older Victorians will receive better care and support to age well, thanks to ongoing research funded by the Andrews Labor Government and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan this week announced $3.6 million over three years to support the invaluable work of NARI researchers. NARI […]

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Werribee Zoo Now Accessible To All Victorians

All Victorians can now access the exciting animal sites at Werribee Open Range Zoo with the opening of Victoria’s newest Changing Places facility. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today unveiled the new cutting-edge change room and toilet facility that will mean people of all abilities can access the zoo. Changing Places are […]

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New Funding To Strengthen Disability Rights

Disability organisations across Victoria are tackling discrimination, connecting communities and helping people with disability assert their rights, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced more than $3.1 million in funding for 25 new initiatives through the Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures grants program. Seven of […]

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New Disability Home Brings Ballarat Families Together

People living with a disability in Ballarat are now receiving care closer to home and closer to family and friends, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today visited a new disability home in Brown Hill – part of a $25 million Labor Government investment to end institutionalised […]

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Elderly Victorians Getting The Care They Deserve

Elderly Victorians in public aged care will have access to better facilities to ensure they’re receiving the best possible care, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $9.5 million in grants to upgrade services across the State as part of the Labor Government’s Significant […]

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