Accessibility ride for success

A bike ride along the Diamond Creek Trail has become a whole lot easier for people with disability and their families, thanks to the construction of a shed to store adaptive bikes.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence are proud to have partnered with Nillumbik Shire Council and the Australian Government in funding a storage facility for heavy adaptive bikes near the Diamond Creek Trail.

Combined grants of $15,000 have been awarded to build the storage facility.

Shayla, 24, of Diamond Creek has cerebral ...

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) comes to Bayside Peninsula

The roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Bayside Peninsula area on 1 April is an important milestone for people with disability, their families, carers and the broader local community.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence are the local Partners in the Community, and together with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), will deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the Bayside Peninsula area.

Area Manager of Bayside Peninsula, Lisa Rollinson believes the Brotherhood’s strong community ties will benefit Local ...

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Hume NDIS office opening

The official opening of the Hume NDIS office held on 19 March was a reflection of the partnership between the Brotherhood and NDIA at the co-located Broadmeadows office, a national first.
Guests from local council and disability organisations were in attendance to mark this significant occasion for the Hume community.
A Welcome to Country was delivered by Kellie Hunter, a Wurundjeri woman who has grown up and lived in the Hume area for over 30 years. The ceremony was a ...

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NDIS welcomed in HUME Moreland

1 March marks the official launch date for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Hume Moreland.
The co-location of the Brotherhood Local Area Coordination and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff at the newly opened Broadmeadows office is a national first.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence are the local Partners in the Community in the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Hume Moreland area.
You can contact our team on 1300 275 634 or ...

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Bayside Service Provider Forum

The Brotherhood Service Provider Forum held last Friday, February 9 was a great chance to engage in productive discussions with service providers across Bayside Peninsula.
Held at Phoenix Park Community Centre in Malvern East, the forum was aimed at providers across the Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside and Port Phillip areas.
Thank you to our fantastic panel representatives from National Disability Services, Disability Services Commissioner, Victoria, National Disability Insurance Scheme and Early Childhood Intervention Australia – VIC/TAS for providing their expert ...

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Sensory Friendly Family Fun Day at Funfields

Summer is a fantastic time of year to enjoy outdoor activities with loved ones. Funfields at Whittlesea is working with local autism support groups to host a sensory friendly family day. The family day will be held on Tuesday, February 27 from 10:00am – 4:30pm.

This special event will include discounted ticket prices and significantly smaller crowds, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for children and families.

Tickets are available on the Funfields website.

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Creating inclusive bicycle trails

The Brotherhood of St Laurence are proud to have partnered with Nillumbik Shire Council to work towards creating more inclusive opportunities for all local residents.

The Council has recently been announced as a recipient of the Stronger Communities Programme Round 3 grant, with additional funding to be provided by the Brotherhood to bring the project to reality.

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to help deliver social benefits in communities across Australia.

The grant is for the creation of ...

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Take a dip at Australia’s most accessible beach

St Kilda is now home to Australia’s most accessible beach, following Port Phillip Council’s launch on December 9 of beach wheelchairs and matting to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy a day at the Bay.

The accessible beach launch is an integrated support – it couples with nearby accessible tram stops and a changing places fully accessible change room and toilet (MLAK key required).

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin, who addressed the launch, said: “Going to the beach in Australia is ...

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NDIA Design Hub

Members of the Brotherhood LAC team collaborating on a shared work top at the NDIA Design Hub in Geelong.

Members of the Brotherhood LAC team are currently hard at work at the NDIA Design Hub in Geelong, assisting in the Participant Pathway Review program.

The Participant Pathway Review program aimed to produce a new pathway that would improve the experience participants have with the NDIS.

Across a ...

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Accessible Beach Launch

Image depicting City of Port Phillips accessible beaches for people with disability

To commence celebrations for International Day of People with Disability, the City of Port Phillip are officially launching new beach matting and beach wheelchairs. This will allow people with a disability to access the shoreline at St Kilda beach and Port Melbourne beaches in Victoria.

The Brotherhood LAC team will be hosting a popup ...

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