Disability support services

From 1 July 2017 the Disability Services Commission became part of the new Department of Communities (Communities) and will continue to operate within the requirements of the Disability Services Ace 1993 until legislation is changed.

Under the Department of Communities, the Disability Services team partners and collaborates with disability sector organisations, business and government, and other stakeholders to:

  • advance opportunities, community participation and quality of life of people with disability
  • improve participation, inclusion and access for people with disability across the community 
  • communities also partners and collaborates with disability sector organisations, business and government, and other stakeholders to improve participation, inclusion and access for people with disability across the community.
  • a number of projects and services will continue to be delivered in order to facilitate better outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers. The team will be working to continually improve processes for disability service providers and build capacity across the disability sector. These include the disability justice centre, therapy services, Country Resource and Consultancy, and the administration of Disability Access and Inclusion Plans, required by public authorities.

     National Disability Insurance Scheme

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides Australians under 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life. The National Disability Insurance Agent (NDIA) is responsible for the delivery of the NDIS through Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) programs. The NDIA partners for the South East Metropolitan Perth Region (Belmont, Canning, Gosnells and Victoria Park) are:

    • Wanslea Children and Family delivers Early Childhood Early Intervention supports for children aged 0-6 with developmental delay or disability and their families/carers
    • Mission Australia delivers Local Area Coordination to people with disability and their families to help with understanding and accessing the NDIS. Local Area Coordinators provide links to information, services and support in the community.

 

This information is provided in good faith by the Town of Victoria Park and if you find a discrepancy, please contact Community Development on (08) 9311 8101 or via email admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au.

 Advocacy

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 Perth West – 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.

In home and in community assistance

Independent Living Centre WA – 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.

Ability Centre - support for people with disability and their families through a range of services, supports and community awareness maintaining a specialty in cerebral palsy.

Activ – wide range of support services to people with disability

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 provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help to find support services.  It provides specific information for young, older, working, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse carers.

 CURA Individual In-Home Care has over 30 years of experience in providing an extensive range of in-home services including working with culturally diverse individuals and families. Services include assistance with shopping, transport, medical appointments, cleaning, personal care, meal preparation or just having a chat with someone over a cuppa.

Directions Disability Support Services – Directions provides personalised and individually tailored support to people throughout Perth Metro and Peel region, including therapy, community support, short breaks and groups.  Services are enhanced with specialist input from the therapy team, ensuring consistency and continuity across all activities.

Identitywa - Identitywa is one of Western Australia’s leading agencies supporting people with disability and their families. They provide support to children and adults throughout the Perth metropolitan area.

JobAccess– Provides help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability.

Multicultural Disability Services Centre of WA – provides individual culturally appropriate personal support to people with disability.  Includes support in community living, accommodation, alternatives to employment, intense family and after school options.

Senses Australia – provides disability services in Perth to children, adults and older adults with a range of disabilities and to a person’s family, other health professionals and service providers, and to teachers.

Therapy Focus - Are one of the leading disability organisations in Perth, they are dedicated to providing children and adults with the best support and care through a range of services.

UnitingCare West – Wide range of support including with community living, accommodation, advocacy and for families and carers.  

Victoria Park Library – Provide a homebound delivery service to individuals that cannot physically make it into the Library.

Visibility - Providing direct, individual and group-based services to minimise the effects of vision loss to remain independent.

WA Disabled Sports Association – Provide sports participation programs that change the lives of people in WA living. 

Guide Dogs WA – Training and provision of Guide Dogs to not only enhance mobility, independence and quality of life for people living with blindness or vision impairment, but companionship and inclusion in the community.