Disability Ageing and Carers

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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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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