People with disability

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We are committed to assisting people with disability in Yarra, and increasing their representation and participation in the community.

Our goal is to provide support services to protect and enhance the health, wellbeing and independence of people with disability.

We provide services for people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS, and people with disability over 65 who are eligible for home based services.

Support for carers

We care about your wellbeing and the wellbeing of those you care for, and we aim to assist you and your household to maintain your preferred lifestyle and independence.

Please feel confident that we are only a phone call away for practical support, guidance and services such as respite care.

ESCAPADES - Recreational Respite Programs 

Milparinka provides recreational respite programs for people  who live in the cities of Yarra, Darebin, Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley. These programs provide planned respite through recreation and leisure activities during weekends, holidays and some evenings.

MetroAccess

MetroAccess is a Victorian Government initiative that aims to make communities more welcoming and inclusive to people with disability. Services offered through MetroAccess complement mainstream services including health, education and transport.

MetroAccess specifically supports people with disability who live in metropolitan Melbourne. Our approach recognises that the issues you experience in the city are different to those experienced in regional and rural environments.

How does MetroAccess work?

The MetroAccess program supports developing the capacity of people with a disability in our community. Some of the things programs we offer include:

  • Tips for making your business more accessible to educate and support local businesses to improve accessibility in their premises
  • Providing recharge facilities for motorised scooters in local libraries and encouraging businesses to install similar recharge facilities
  • Assisting community groups that apply for our grants to make their event or community program more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

To contact our  MetroAccess Officer call 9205 5555 or email us on info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Bandmates

 Are you a young person over 18 with a disability or mental health issue that wants to see live music?

 

Want to meet a person who has the same musical interest as you?

 

Bandmates Vic is the program for you!

 

Bandmates will meet and talk with you and match you with a volunteer of your choice.

 

Visit the Maribyrnong City Council Bandmates Victoria webpage.

 

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Community Groups

Our MetroAccess Officer can provide information to support you to make your group or organisation more inclusive and accessible contact our  MetroAccess Officer call 9205 5555 or email us on info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Access for All Abilities

RecLink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. AAA Play is a free information and referral service.

 Visit the AAA Play website or call today to discover the range of sports and active recreation activities close to your home for people of all abilities.

Events and Activities

YMCA Camping Escapes

YMCA offers the chance for everyone to travel and experience active recreation

Weave Movement Theatre

As well as producing new works, Weave present workshops and training days designed to engage people with a disability in the arts and build the capacity of the arts sector to include people of all abilities.

Weave workshops aim to encourage people with and without a disability to explore new ways of moving, to be creative and challenge assumptions about the abilities, ideas and possibilities of working with people who have a disability. These workshops and training days are available for:

  • organisations which work in the field of disability and/or the arts
  • people with a disability;
  • recreation workers; and
  • dance practitioners.

Libraries

Check our Library page for all information

National Relay Service

TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 9205 5555.

Speak & Listen users (speech-to-speech relay) phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 9205 5555.

Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service via www.relayservice.com.au and then ask for 9205 5555.

For further information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au