Useful Links

Information on SIL process
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is help or supervision with daily tasks to help you live as independently as possible while building your skills. https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/home-equipment-and-supports/supported-independent-living-participants

ASD support group – Frankston
Moira is running a support group for parents and carers who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 10am – 12pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except school and public holidays). Contact 8552 2222 or https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/support-groups/frankston-asd-support-group.

Carers Australia
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the Network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services. https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/

Carers Victoria

Carers Victoria is the Statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria. https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/

Disability Services Commissioner
Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) works with people with a disability to resolve complaints about disability service providers, and we work with disability service providers to improve outcomes for people with a disability. https://www.odsc.vic.gov.au/

Frankston City Council Disability Services

Council provides a number of support services for people with a disability. View ‘Council Run Disability Services’ for more information on home care, personal care, respite care, meals on wheels and more. https://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/

The Housing Hub
The Housing Hub is a new way for people with disability to find suitable housing. The Housing Hub was funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Development Fund as a pilot project, and it is hoped that it will be scaled across Australia soon. Advertising vacancies range from a host of varying types of housing options and housing providers. The Housing Hub website also hosts a library of useful information about housing options and planning your move. https://www.thehousinghub.org.au/about/

Mornington Peninsula Shire Disability Services
This is the central disability information website for the Mornington Peninsula area. This website includes a directory of disability services and information about disabled parking, disability activities, accessible transport and respite services. https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Community-Services/Disability-Access-and-Inclusion

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
 The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us

NDIS “myplace” (Participant Portal) The “myplace” portal is where people with disabilities and their carers can access their own personal NDIS information and manage their NDIS funding. The portal includes your personal NDIS financial information about invoices received from service providers, payments made and remaining funds balance. https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/working-provider/myplace-provider-portal-and-resources

*PLEASE NOTE: You will need to be a person with a disability (or their authorised representative/carer) whose NDIS funding has been approved and activated before you can access this portal.

Office of the Public Advocate
The Victorian Public Advocate is empowered by law to promote and safeguard the rights and interests of people with disability. https://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/

VALiD
The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID) is the peak organisation in the Victorian disability sector representing adults with an intellectual disability and their families. VALID is run by and for people with disability and family members. VALID has particular expertise in networking and providing information to people with disability and families across the state.VALID is committed to the vision of an Australian nation in which people with a disability are empowered to exercise their rights – as human beings and as citizens – in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. https://www.valid.org.au

PO Box 66, Bittern VIC 3918

Kevin Turner: (03) 9787 3730

Marie Hell: 0423 356 878

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