Disability Ageing and Carers

May 4

Funding to support people in the transition to the NDIS and to reduce abuse in disability services are among some


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Mar 28

Ageist stereotypes and assumptions about the capabilities of older people can be disempowering and takes away older people’s agency and


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Mar 22

Did you know a large number of people living with serious mental health conditions—up to 10,000 in Victoria alone—could miss


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Mar 15

When we place more demands on our foster carers, we have a responsibility to provide them with additional support.


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Nov 30

This video, prepared for VCOSS’s 70th birthday celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2016, charts the organisation’s progress


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Nov 22

With one in five Victorians living with a disability, it is critical to address their needs in emergency planning.


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Oct 28

Planning for Australia’s rapidly changing community sector workforce presents many challenges and opportunities. With moves towards consumer-directed care, many organisations


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Jul 27

Victoria's new State Disability Plan should avoid lofty goals, aspirational targets and promises not backed up by action.


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Jul 21

Australia’s ageing population and the rollout of the NDIS will turbocharge demand a whole new 'support and care’ workfroce over


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Jul 1

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will give people with disability many things, including choice, control, and a lifetime approach to


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Jun 29

If Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten agree on anything it’s that “jobs of the future” seems like a pretty good


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Jun 16

Unfair fees and poor dispute resolution are ruining retirement for some, warns the Consumer Action Law Centre.


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May 31

In late 2015 the National Disability Insurance Agency released for consultation a blueprint detailing how it will manage information, linkage


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May 5

  The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was established in 2014 with the objective of building the capacity


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Apr 28

The NDIS is a chance to improve the lives of people with disability, however, is a major change in the


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Jan 14

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Dec 18

We are pleased to award the inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD scholarship to Liz Hudson, who was chosen for her long history


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Dec 7

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission Putting People back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Nov 16

On 16 September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Daniel Andrews signed the bilateral agreement outlining the rollout of


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Oct 15

On 29 September 2015, over 100 people joined the Ageing, Disability and Mental Health (ADMH) Collaborative Panel at a special


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Sep 28

Access to and success in education is critical in eliminating disadvantage and giving every child the opportunity to reach their


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Sep 9

With an ageing population, Australians are having a debate about how to ensure that we have a decent standard of


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Aug 25

A report from Carers Australia estimates that more than 1 in 8 Australians are providing informal care in 2015 and


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Aug 19

People with disability should have the same right to use public transport as everyone else. VCOSS has had a long


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May 8

VCOSS and the community sector strongly support the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the additional funding


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