Disability Ageing and Carers

Aug 17

VCOSS submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability


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Apr 8

COVID-19 can infect anybody, but people with disability are more likely to catch it and die.


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Feb 3

Ben Martin Hobbs explores why the in-home care system is failing the older people it’s meant to empower.


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Dec 20

We need a big picture, long-term strategy to fix the NDIS


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Nov 4

"My chronic pain is a whole disability on its own too. It deserves the same respect and weight."


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Aug 6

How to be an awesome disability advocate online. This event featuring writer and appearence activist Carly Findlay was organised by


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May 22

Energy costs are a big issue for all Victorians, especially those with health conditions or disability.


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Mar 25

More needs to be done for carers in LGBTIQ communities, writes Gabriel Aleksandrs from Drummond Street Services.


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Jan 9

The sad reality is access to public transport in Victoria is haphazard.


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Nov 22

Under-investment by successive Victorian governments has seen many people fall by the wayside.


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Nov 19

Natasha Brake, who works in disability advocacy, is vision impaired and has been trying to set up her NDIS plan.


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Nov 5

Young carers have been speaking out in the media recently about the tough realities of caring for loved ones while


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Sep 21

An inclusive Victoria where people with disability have the same opportunities as other Victorians. This is the Victoria that VCOSS,


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Aug 7

Victorians with disability are at risk of being overlooked in the long-awaited push towards safeguards for renters.


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Mar 15

The Victorian Government should match the per capita funding provided by the Commonwealth.


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Jan 25

If anyone you know is likely to be at risk during hot weather, help them get the advice and support


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Dec 19

"Appallingly neglected": Victoria's Ombudsman sounds the alarm on the treatment of kinship carers.


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Nov 10

Why has a young man with severe disabilities been locked up in the Melbourne Assessment Prison since September?


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Oct 19

Overall, the report confirms what VCOSS and our members have been saying: while the NDIS is improving the lives of


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Jul 13

The ABC podcast Trace reminds us that victims and witnesses with disabilities have a right to be heard.


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Jun 1

People with disability have the right to be free from all forms of violence, abuse and neglect, and to be


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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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