When someone is disabled, it can be hard to get the support they need. Disability support services in Melbourne are designed to help people navigate their world and live independently. If you’re looking for help, this article will explain what disability support is, who can use it, how it works and where you can get started with your own support service plan.

What is disability support, and how does it work?

Disability support services are for people with disabilities. They’re also available to those who are still developing, or who may have a mental illness, chronic disease or medical condition that makes it difficult for them to live independently. The goal is to help you lead a self-directed life so that you can be as independent as possible.

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What does this mean? It means that if your disability prevents you from working or going to school full time–or if it makes living on your own difficult–the state will provide funding for additional support services, day programs and other specialized services like job training and counseling.

For example, if you have a mental illness and are having trouble finding and keeping a job, the state may provide support services to help you get on your feet again. You’ll be evaluated by qualified professionals who will determine what kind of support services you need.

Who can use disability support services?

Disability support services are available to people with a disability. You can use them if you have a physical or mental disability, or both. Disability support services may also be used by individuals, families and carers of people with disabilities.

You can use disability support services if you:

  • Are an adult aged 18 years or older;
  • Have a permanent or long-term health condition (or combination of conditions) that affects your ability to function in everyday activities; and
  • Are unable to get help from family members or friends who live with you most of the time.

Are a parent or carer who is looking after a child under 18 years of age with a disability; Have an immediate family member (including your partner, parents and siblings) who has a disability; Are pregnant; Are receiving income support because you are unable to work due to illness or injury.

How can I get started using disability support services?

The first step is to contact your local council and find out about the services available in your area. You can do this by phone or email, or by visiting their website and searching for “disability support service”.

Once you’ve established which providers are available to you, it’s important that you ask for a referral to one of them as soon as possible. If your needs are complex or urgent (for example if you have a mental health condition), it may be helpful to speak directly with someone who works at the council when making this request so that they understand exactly what kind of help would be best for you.


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