The Brotherhood of St Laurence are the local Partners in the Community in the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across North East Melbourne. Support to engage with the NDIS and to exercise choice and control over the reasonable and necessary supports they can receive and provide support coordination.
NDIS Support coordination, Therapy services, occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, Accommodation and in-home support, Recreation and respite, Education and employment services.
Disability day programs & activities, skill development and employment services.
Supporting the employment needs of people with a disability & NDIS Coordination.
Advocacy Group for adults with an intellectual disability and their families. Can advocate on their behalf to make NDIS applications or suggest organisations for support. VALID provides a range of advocacy and information strategies that connect together, supporting people with a disability on their journey towards empowerment, inclusion and a good life in the community, this includes peer support groups, training and advocacy networks.
Araluen provides quality supports for adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Melbourne’s north-east suburbs. Operations include: Chancez Cafe supported hospitality facility, Community-based learning with Melbourne Polytechnic, One-to-one Skills Development, Investigating Housing Solutions, NDIS Support Coordination, Recreation Supports, Art and Multimedia Studios; and Accredited and non-accredited pre-vocational certificate training.
Two community bus services are provided - The Saturday Community Bus is a bus service is driven by a dedicated team of volunteers in the northern areas of the Shire on Saturdays. The bus travels from Hurstbridge Railway Station to Panton Hill, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Cottles Bridge and back to Hurstbridge. Pre-bookings are not accepted. The door-to-door community bus service assists Nillumbik residents to access shops, services and social activities. This service operates on weekdays and is subject to availability.
Transport, assisted shopping, social outings and domestic assistance. Indigenous Australian over 50 years of age, Seniors aged 65 and over, People with a disability and their carers, Other Passengers (fee for service). Assisted shopping program is fortnightly at $10 per trip. Domestic assistance: cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, window washing and laundry and helps people stay at home and remain independent. Prices start from $8.50 per hour and bookings are in 2-hour blocks.