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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International Day of People with Disability 2017

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) 2017 will be held on Sunday, December 3. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

There will be a range of events and activities hosted Banyule City Council, running from November 27 – December 5, for people of all ages ...

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Brotherhood of St Laurence announced as NDIA partner in Hume – Moreland and Bayside Peninsula

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has been announced by the NDIA as the successful provider of Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) in both the Hume – Moreland and Bayside Peninsula areas. 

These new contracts will see our Local Area Coordination team expand to a number of new offices throughout the region.

Continuing on from our work in the north-east Melbourne areas, our focus in Hume ...

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