Access & Support Program
Linking people to services to help them stay at home
Due to their diversity, some older people, younger people and their carers find it difficult to access services that can help them to remain living independently in the community. Our staff provide information about services that are available to meet their needs, how they can support them and how they can access them.
Diversity refers to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, those experiencing financial hardship, people with dementia and people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex.
Our experienced staff can also assist aged care, disability and health care service providers to better understand cultural and diversity factors that may impact on client’s service needs. Please call direct on 9275 6901 or contact us. Also see our cultural profiles on religious and cultural values and traditions that can influence community attitudes on ageing, disabilities and caring and our research and evaluation reports.
The aged care component of the programme is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the Department of Health website (www.health.gov.au) for more information.
Although funding for the Access and Support Program has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
The component of the programme for younger people with disabilities is supported by the Victorian Government.
Access and Support Services – Clients
Access and Support – Service providers
Access and Support Services information leaflet and secondary consultation role for aged care, disabilities and health professionals.