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Carer Information Links

Important Carer Contacts


DHS

T: 1300 131 783
E: southern.disability@dhs.vic.gov.au
Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au

Individualised Support Packages

T: 1300 131 079
Support for people with disability within their homes and in the community, to increase or maintain independence.

Carers Victoria

1800 052 222
E: cav@carersvic.org.au
Web: www.carersvic.org.au
Specialist information, counselling and referrals to other services and supports.

Family Relationship Services for Carers

T: 1300 303 346
E: frsc@each.com.au
Assist families to address issues around family relationships, being a carer, disability and planning for the future. Offers individuals and families up to 8 sessions of counseling, free of charge. This is a state-wide service.

Alfred Health Carer Services

T: 9076 6111 / 1800 052 222
E: commcarelink@health.org.au
Web: www.carersouth.org.au
Support for carers with disability.
24 hour carer support and access to planned and urgent respite for carers.

Connor House (Konnections)

73 Tanti Ave. Mornington 3931
T: 5975 2263
E: connorhouse@karingal.org.au
Web: www.konnections.org.au
Offers short term accommodation for people over 16 yrs. with disability, in a supported group facility, or independent living unit.

Konnections (Formerly known as DOV)

25 Leon Ave., Rosebud 3939
T: 5986 8118
E: connections@karingal.org.au
Web: www.konnections.org.au
Helps with respite, further education and employment, individual support and day activities.

Kankama Association Inc.

311 Racecourse Rd.
Mornington 3931
T: 5975 2800
E: info@kankama.org
Web: www.kankama.org
Individual support via day placement for adults (18+) with intellectual disability on the Mornington Peninsula

FOCUS

5 Beach St,
Dromana 3936
T: 5987 0988
E: info@focuslife.com.au
Web: www.focuslife.com.au
Services include accommodation, respite, training and support and outreach. Support for families of adults with intellectual, physical or sensory diability living at home. Helps with supported holidays, art activities and weekends away.

Kindilan Society

90 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill 3937
T: 5987 0988, After Hours: 5989 2257
Web: www.kindilan.com.au
Services for adults with disabilities. Adult training support, accommodation with homes situated throughout the Mornington Peninsula

Anglicare Family Centre

1161 Point Nepean Rd.
Rosebud 3939
Freecall 1800 809 722
T:5986 9990
E: rosebud@anglicarevic.org.au
E: info@anglicarevic.org.au
Web: www.anglicarevic.org.au

Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Disability Service

Helps families with children/adults with moderate to severe and/or multiple disabilities to care for their family member. Also Early Choices program (0-6 ) yrs. and Making a Difference program (6-65yrs)

Moira

928 Nepean Highway
Hampton East 3188
T: 8552 2222
E: moira@moira.org.au
Web: www.moira.org.au
Respite, info and referral for people with disabilities living at home with an unpaid carer. Also runs parent support, parent to parent programs, youth groups, camps and case management.

Disability Co-ordination Officer Initiative

P.O. Box 116
Frankston 3199
T: 9784 0400
E: enquiries@skillsplus.com.au
Web: www.skilsplus.com.au
Post school options for people with disability.

Housing & Social Justice Officer

Peter Sibley
W. 5950 1682
M. 0419 527 947
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Works to obtain more affordable housing for people with disability and those socially disadvantaged or in crisis.

Frankston Community Support and Info. Centre (staffed by volunteers)

68 Playne Street
Frankston
Tel. 9768 1600
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday
After Hours : Leave message on answering machine or can directly provide or organise assistance for people in crisis or disadvantaged through social and emotional problems. Includes: Emergency accommodation, Homelessness, Emergency Relief assistance.

Office of the Public Advocate

T: 1300 309 337
TTY 9603 9529
Web: www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au
Protects and promotes the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)

T: 9416 4003
E: office@valid.org.au
Web: www.valid.org.au
An advocacy group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families

Brotherhood Community Nexus

Direct: 8781 4226
Reception: 8781 4200
E: bcornish@bsl.org.au
Web: www.bsl.org.au
Recreation and leisure opportunities,for people over 35 yrs. with intellectual disability. Individual and small group activities are designed to meet the needs of clients.

Options Victoria - Leisure Link Up

Suite 8, Level 1, 108-120 Young St
Frankston 3199
T: 9783 3855
E: leisurelinkup@optionsvic.org.au
Web: www.optionsvic.org.au
Info, plans and advice on accessible, inclusive activities and facilities in sport and recreation.

Peninsula Access Support & Training (PAST)

Level 1, Suite 3, 108-120 Young St
Frankston 3199
T: 9775 7333
E: past@past.org.au
Web: www.past.org.au
E: respiteadmin@past.org.au
Adult training and support services including recreation, transport, education and training. Also respite services for people living at home with their family/carer.

Victorian Aids & Equipment Program

Mt. Eliza Centre, Jacksons Rd
Mt. Eliza 3930
T: 9788 1261
Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability
Assists eligible people to access subsidised aids, equipment and home modiciations to enhance their safety and independence and support family and carers.

Continence Foundation of Australia

AMA House, 293 Royal Pde. Parkville 3052
T: 9347 2555
E: info@continence.org.au
Web: www.continence.org.au
Continence management, promotion and advocacy.

National Continence Helpline

T: 1800 330 066
Staffed by a team of experienced continence nurse advisors who help with information, education and advice to callers with incontinence or carers of a person with incontinence.

Dental Services Victoria

Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
720 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC Australia 3053
(03) 9341 1000 1800 833 039 (country call)
Fee exemptions for registered clients of disability and mental health services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools.

Specific Home Care (Mornington Peninsula Shire)

Hastings, Mornington & Rosebud
T: 1300 850 600
E: custserv@mornpen.vic.gov.au
Web: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Specific Home Care for carers of people with physical, intellectual, neurological disability or sensory impairment.

Archicentre Home Services

T: 9815 1900
E: info@archicentre.com.au
Web: www.archicentre.com.au
Conducts free home inspections for homeowners with disability or carers of a person with disability, to identify improvements to make the home safer.

13CABS

132 227
T: 9277 3877 - wheelchair accessible taxis

Dial-A-Bus

Aged and Disability Services Mornington Peninsula Shire
T: 5950 1605
For clients of the Shire's Home & Community Care Serve and people over 60 who are transport disadvantaged.

Multi Purpose Taxi Program

T: 1300 638 802
E: mptp.taxi@transport.vic.gov.au
Web: www.taxi.vic.gov.au
Available to permanent Victorian residents with severe, permanent disability who cannot use public transport independently. Eligible people can claim a rebate on taxi travel.