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Thousands of Victorians living with a disability face a daily struggle to fully participate in community life. They cannot get access to transport, to support services, disability friendly accommodation, or aids and equipment which would empower them to live independently.

VCOSS believes that everyone has the right to full and equal participation in their community. VCOSS strongly supports the approach to disability advocacy of “nothing for us, without us” and seeks to include people with disabilities in development of campaigns and policy.

VCOSS campaigns for:

  • Victoria’s public transport system to be accessible for people living with a disability
  • Accessible housing choices for people living with a disability
  • Improved services and supports for people living with a disability

The Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) is a state-wide service run by and for people with disabilities. The aim of DARU is to increase the ability of those advocating on behalf of others and gain improvements to existing disability advocacy and related sectors.

DARU is a joint…

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents significant reform in the way in which we support people. It will have enormous implications for the funding of disability services and programs and the best opportunity we have seen to secure certainty for people with disabilities, their supporters, families and carers.

The Commonwealth…

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