Disability support

We offer a range of community access services, inclusion opportunities and support options for people with a disability.

Our support includes care planning, community based social and leisure opportunities, outreach, advocacy and policy development, all of which is guided by our Disability Action Plan.

Support options

Support is available to families and carers of children and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

The services provided may include:

  • Personal care assistance
  • Home care
  • Respite care
  • Assistance in recreational and/or rehabilitation activities  

To find out if you are eligible for this service, please contact our assessment team on 9243 8806 or email comcare@mvcc.vic.gov.au. Fees are set on assessment, based on the client's financial circumstances. 

Disability programs

We run a range of programs and activities throughout the year for residents who have a disability. 

Other program and services can be found in the Stay Connected Disability Directory January–June 2017 (docx, 212KB).

Saturday Night Live

This program is for residents aged 13 to 40 years and provides a social activity in a setting outside the home. Activities during the program include playing table tennis and other games, listening to music, watching movies and reading.

When:

  • Group 1 (13-25 years) meet on the first Saturday of the month.
  • Group 2 (25-40 years) meet on the second Saturday of the month.

Time: 6pm-10pm

Where: Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre, 101 Union Road, Ascot Vale

Cost: $12.90 per program

Bookings are required, please contact our Disability Access and Support Team Leader on 9243 8712 or email connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Month Activity 
July

Pancake Parlour at Highpoint

Eat some yummy pancakes at the pancake parlour.

Group 1 – 1 July
Group 2 – 8 July

August

Bowling at Highpoint

Can you get the most strikes?

Group 1 – 5 Aug
Group 2 – 12 Aug

September

Footy themed night

Footy finals are on - that means footy food and games!

Group 1 – 2 Sept
Group 2 – 9 Sept

October

La Porchetta on Keilor Rd, Niddrie

Enjoy an Italian feast.

Group 1 – 7 Oct
Group 2 – 14 Oct

November

Cooking class – desserts

What will be cooked will be determined by the group closer to the date.

Group 1 – 4 Nov
Group 2 – 11 Nov

December

Christmas Lights

It’s Christmas time, that means Christmas lights bus tour!

Group 1 – 2 Dec
Group 2 – 9 Dec

Disco Inferno

The Disco runs four times a year and is for people aged 18-35 years.

Upcoming dates: Friday, 30 June; Friday, 22 September and Friday, 15 December 

Time: 7pm-11pm

Where: Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds

Costs: $7.50 Moonee Valley resident and $14 for non resident.

To be placed on the Disco mailing list please contact our Disability Access and Support Team Leader on 9243 8712 or email connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Social Connection

A monthly outing for residents aged 35 to 65.

When and where: The program is on the third Saturday of the month, upcoming outings;

  • Saturday, 15 July – International Buffett Lunch at Watergardens Hotel
  • Saturday, 19 August – ArtVo Docklands
  • Saturday, 16 September – Victoria Market
  • Saturday, 21 October – Lygon Street
  • Saturday, 18 November – Train Museum in Williamstown
  • Saturday, 16 December – Fish and Chips at St Kilda

Time: 9am-3pm (can vary depending on outing)

Costs: $19.10 per outing

Bookings are required, please contact our Flexible Respite Support Officer on 9243 1036 or email connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Adventures Are Us Holiday program

Holiday program for children aged 5 to 12 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the school holidays

Where: Children meet at the Western Autistic School - Niddrie Campus before embarking on a community based outing.

Time: 9am-3pm

Cost: $20 per day

An assessment prior to attending is essential please contact our Disability Access and Support Team Leader on 9243 8806 or email connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Caring for Carers

We're offering an exciting new free program to those who care for someone with disability under the age of 65.

Read the 2017 Caring for Carer program online.

Companion Card

The Companion Card is issued by the State Government to people with a significant permanent disability, who are unable to access most community activities and venues without an attendant support.

The carer is allowed in at no cost and the person with the disability, or the Companion Card Holder pays the standard charge. People with a temporary disability are not eligible.

We are affiliated with the Companion Card Program, and we allow carers in at no cost at:

Apply for a Companion Card.

Call 1800 650 611. This information is available in different languages.

Scooter safety and recharge

Did you know that mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs are designed to be used on footpaths, not the road? We have developed a brochure to support local residents to use their scooter or wheelchair safely, comfortably and in accordance with the road rules. More information is available on our Scooter Safety webpage.  

Recharge Scheme supports people who use a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair to travel around the community without fear of being stranded by a flat battery. More information is available on our Recharge webpage.

Access fact sheets

We have worked with our colleagues in surrounding councils to develop five access fact sheets. These fact sheets provide advice on access issues relating to private homes, events and festivals, and public buildings.

Get ready for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin to roll out in Moonee Valley in October 2018.

It will change the way people with disability, their families and carers receive support.

If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa, are under the age of 65 and have a permanent and significant disability, the NDIS will affect you.

Read more about the NDIS roll out in Moonee Valley.

Disability Services newsletter

Our Disability Services Newsletter includes a range of information regarding disability services and inclusive opportunities. Find recent issues on our Disability Newsletter page.

Opening Doors - documentary film

We produced a short documentary film 'Opening Doors' which tells the story of Elizabeth, Patrick and Shea - three young people with a disability from Moonee Valley.

This film was produced in partnership with Wild@heART Community Arts.

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Last updated: Friday, 20 October 2017, 5:04 AM