Disability Support Services
The Town’s online Community Directory lists a wide range of locally based disability service providers.
Some key state and community based organisations providing services for people with disabilities are listed below:
Australian Human Rights Commission – Government body overseeing the application of federal legislation in the area of human rights, anti-discrimination, social justice and privacy.
Citizen Advocacy South Metropolitan – Aims to recognise, promote, and protect, the rights and interests of people with a disability living in the South Metropolitan area of Perth.
People With Disabilities WA – Peak disability consumer organisation representing the rights, needs and equity of all Western Australians with a physical, intellectual, psychiatric or sensory disability via individual and systemic advocacy.
Sussex Street Community Law Service – Free and readily accessible legal service to low income and disadvantaged people in the community.
Assistance at home or in the community
Association for the Blind – Providing direct, individualised and group-based services to minimise the effects of vision loss to remain independent
Australian Jobsearch – Provides a range of free services to help people with disability find a job, keep a job or manage their return to work after accident or injury.
Carers WA – Assists people who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who is frail and elderly, has dementia, a mental or chronic illness, a disability, or complex needs, or receives palliative care contact Carers WA on 1300 227 377.
Carer Gateway – Carer Gateway launched in December 2015 and provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services. The Carer Gateway website also has specific information for young carers, older carers, working carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers and culturally and linguistically diverse carers.
Disability Services Commission Local Area Coordinator Victoria Park – Assists people with a disability to plan, organise and access supports and services which enhance their participation in and contribution to their local community. Contact your Local Area Coordinator on 9259 2604 to discuss your needs.
Independent Living Centre – Providing information, advice, support and training about suitable assistive technology and equipment, funding options, assessment and referral pathways, linking to community services, respite options and culturally appropriate care.
JobAccess – Provides help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability.
Victoria Park Library – Provide a homebound delivery service to individuals that cannot physically make it into the Library.