Monday, 03 July 2017

Commission welcomes announcement of Disability Advocacy Innovation Fund recipients

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of the successful recipients of the $1.5 million Disability Advocacy Fund.

The fund will help Victorians with a disability to access an advocate through 21 initiatives across the state and will allow them to exercise greater choice and control under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Commission believes it is important that people with disabilities can access advocacy support when they need it to help navigate the service system and receive assistance if they experience barriers or discrimination when accessing services.

The Commission congratulates all the deserving grant recipients, and notes in particular Blind Citizens Australia, Brain Injury Matters, Deaf Victoria, Self-Advocacy Resource Unit (Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation) and Women with Disabilities Victoria, which have all assisted the Commission with projects relating to disability discrimination, such as the Disability Access Bench Book and the Held back: The experiences of students with disabilities in Victorian schools report.

Learn more about the Commission's work on disability rights

 

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