Topic: Disabilities

More Public Sector Jobs For People With Disability

More Victorians living with disability will be supported to create a meaningful career in the public sector, as part of the state’s first disability employment action plan launched today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the Getting to work action plan was the Victorian Public Sector’s blueprint for creating safe, inclusive and […]

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Major Revamp Of Guide Dogs Headquarters

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $5 million towards the full redevelopment of Guide Dogs Victoria’s Kew campus in a major boost for support and services for people with sight loss across the state. The $23.4 million redevelopment will help Guide Dogs Victoria establish the world’s first ‘sensory campus’ – a specially-designed facility will use […]

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Victoria Stepping In To Support Community Mental Health

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $70 million to Victoria’s community mental health sector so that people with a mental illness don’t fall through the cracks created by the Federal Liberal Government’s mishandling of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced the funding today, which will be provided […]

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Caring For Our Carers With More Respite And Support

Victorian carers will be able to get the practical support they need with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to increase respite care hours and support services for carers. More than 736,000 Victorian carers give their time, effort and love to look after a family member or friend who needs them. Carers come from all walks […]

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Giving Students With A Disability A Fair Go To Find Work

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a ground-breaking disability employment program that’s helping young Victorians living with a disability get the skills they need to find a job. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Royal Children’s Hospital to announce a grant for the pilot program – to help more Victorians with […]

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Expanding Disability Advocacy Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorians with disability have choice, control and support to speak up and assert their rights. Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced $6 million for advocacy funding, to help Victorians with disability and their families access timely and targeted advocacy support when they need it. The […]

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Not-For-Profit Providers To Deliver Disability Services

Five not-for-profit providers will deliver disability accommodation and respite services currently operated by the Victorian Government, as part of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings to announce the transfer of services, which will begin in February next year. […]

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Champion For Inclusion Wins Victoria’s Top Disability Award

A Paralympian and disability advocate has been recognised for his efforts creating a support network for those living with spinal cord injuries at the 2018 Victorian Disability Awards held at Federation Square last night. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley praised all eight winners for their tireless work, including Nazim Erdem, who received […]

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Better Recognition And Support For Victorian Carers

Greater access to support groups, financial services and transport, and better identification and help for young carers are the key pillars of Victoria’s first whole-of-government strategy recognising the important role of carers. Launched today by the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, Gabrielle Williams, the Victorian […]

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Inclusive Education Equipment Boost For Schools

Victorian schools will receive extra resources to strengthen inclusive education for every student, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced government schools across the state will share in the Labor Government’s $12 million Equipment Boost for Schools. Schools will receive an additional $5,000 to invest in specialised equipment and […]

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