Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Provides individualised and group based services for young adults with disability. Services include community-based recreational activities, volunteering, employment, fitness, life-skill development and various therapies. Therapy services for children with disability, developmental delay or additional needs include occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy and psychology.
Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) that gives extra help to adults who have been sexually assaulted and who have an intellectual disability or Acquired Brain Injury, or use aids to communicate.
Parentzone provides a variety of parenting programs offered at no cost, such as You and Your Kids Matter, Beyond the Violence, Getting Teens on Track, Parenting in Australia and Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum. For more information about group times please call 03 5945 2000. Parentzone also provides a quarterly newsletter with information about parenting supports across the Southern Region. To access the newsletter visit http://www.anglicarevic.org.au/newsletters. Parentzone also provides training and consultancy for professionals in facilitating parenting programs, a resource library and information about other family support agencies.
We provide Carer Gateway (Commonwealth-funded) and Support for Carers (State-funded) services:
- support for carers to focus on their own needs and personal goals
- information and assistance to connect carers with the right support services
- support to access respite and equipment
- carer coaching
- facilitated peer to peer support to enhance carer wellbeing
- events for carers focusing on education, peer support and social connection
We also provide respite services, resources and supported activities for older people with care needs, and their carers, via the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Fees apply for this program.
Every caring journey has its challenges. Maintaining your own health and wellbeing is important. We can help you find the most useful supports for your situation.
Access Youth Specialist Disability Employment Service
Access Australia Group offers a free comprehensive model of support and activities designed to help youth find a job and achieve goals.
We assist eligible clients to prepare for work such as resume development, training in interview skills, help look for and apply for suitable jobs. Access Australia Group can tap into the hidden job market and provide on the job support and mentoring for clients and employers.
At atWork Australia - we help thousands of people with disability, an injury or a health condition find meaningful work and vocational pathways.
• Work that reflects your interests and goals
• Work that matches your abilities and skills
• Work that helps you get what you want out of life
When you choose atWork Australia as your Disability Employment Services (DES) provider, whether you are on Centrelink payments or not - we start delivering the services you need straight away. We work together to meet your goals with a truly individual approach, putting your needs front and centre. We are your Job Coach, your advocate and your partner as you find the right job for you.