News - Disability Sector

That is Violence Campaign

1800RESPECT has launched the That is Violence campaign.

This campaign is part of a Disabilities Pathways Project, and aims to improve pathways and support for women with disability who are impacted by domestic abuse and violence.

Women with disability are impacted by domestic violence at a higher rate than other women. They also suffer for longer with international research indicating that they wait an average of 3.3 years before reaching out for support, compared to an average of 2.3 years for other women.

When they do reach out, 1800RESPECT is there to help; a confidential telephone and online counselling service available for everyone living in Australia, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Find out more at 1800respite Website

ideas: Free nationwide disability telecommunications service assisting with choosing Technology

Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disabilities. This service also provides referrals for training, set-up, on-going support and equipment provision.

This is a free service! And it can be used by anyone, people with disability, their family & carers, service providers and advocates.

Find out more @ ideas

Every Moment Has Potential: is an online learning resource developed specifically for disability support workers

The resource provides an introduction to Person Centred Active Support - a way of working that enables everyone, no matter what their level of intellectual or physical disability, to make choices and participate in meaningful activities and social relationships.