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The following links provide information in relation government and local community websites that are related to providing support to older people, people with a disability and their carers.
The Commonwealth Government site provides information on aged services and referral options. The site will be the central site for Aged Care service entry, after the Victorian services are transitioned in July 2016 for older people (65 plus) requiring home support See link My Aged Care Website
Local Neighbourhood Centre that provides local training, recreational opportunities to the St Kilda and Elwood Communities.
The centre is well known in the community as a local community hub and in supporting the Port Phillip community. See link Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Centre Website
Volunteer Victoria is the peak body representing volunteer organisations across Victoria, supporting the quality delivery of volunteer services. It provides information and training in relation to volunteer recruitment, management and support. See link Volunteer Victoria Website
Ashburton Support Services is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organisation that supports mature aged people and people with a disability to live rich, independent and socially connected lives in our community. The services are focused on maintaining the quality of life and enabling people to remain in their own homes. These include Meals on Wheels, excursions, social activities, fitness classes, gardening support and health support.
Community Transport options to access the centre are available See link Ashburton Support Services
Resources for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds for older people and their carers. See link Carers Australia Website
This Local Government website supports City of Port Phillip residents with information about local facilities, access to services and bill payment facilities. See link City of Port Phillip Website
The site provides information about the NDIS and how it will support people with a disability as it begins to be rolled out in the future.
Travellers Aid Australia is a not-for-profit with a long history. Since 1916, they've provided simple, practical travel-related support and aid that helps people travel independently and confidently, no matter their background.
Volunteers are available to support travellers who are older, or have a disability, and need support on public transport.
Travellers Aid Australia Website
Sacred Heart Mission has a long history of providing support to the most disadvantaged in our community, the service supports the City of Port Phillip and other areas in around Melbourne.
Sacred Heart Mission Website
The Centre Clinic is a part of the Victorian AIDS Council, the service specialises in supporting the GLBTI community. Older members of this community can at times feel unsure about accessing support, the clinic can help by providing access to services. See links below.
Centre Clinic Website
Links to Support Services GLBTI Community City Port Phillip Port Phillip Website
Carers provide care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged.
Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria. They work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families throughout Victoria. See Link Carers Victoria Website
Representative association for community transport providers in Victoria includes links to other community transport providers within Victoria and Australia. See link VCTA Website
Local Neighbourhood Centre that provides training, recreational opportunities to the Port Melbourne community. The centre includes a number of programs supporting people with a disability. See link Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre Website
Inner South Community Health provides a range of medical and health services to the community, located at various campuses across the City of Port Phillip. See link Inner South Community Health Website
Port Phillip Community Group provides various services and material aid to eligible residents within the City of Port Phillip. See link Port Phillip Community Group Website
COTA Australia is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians. COTA Australia is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation which comprises COTAs in each State and Territory. COTA Australia focuses on policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers. See link COTA Website
Napier Street Aged Care makes services and accommodation available to older residents within the City of Port Phillip. see link Napier St Website
Rotary Albert Park (part of Rotary International) is a group of neighbours, friends, and community leaders providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all pursuits and helping build goodwill and peace locally and worldwide. The club was established in 1992 and has a long history of service to the local community.
This State Government site provides service information for older people and people with a disability. Home and Community Care services, including other health-related information and research pertinent to the Victorian community. See link Department Health Website
The Our Community website provides information in relation to support for not-for-profit organisations and provides a directory of service providers across Australia. An excellent site for information relating to the sector. See link Our Community Website
Justice Connect provides legal information, resources, training and pro bono opportunities to the not-for-profit sector. See link Justice Connect Website
Information on Community Transport options in the Local Government Areas of Bayside, Kingston, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Frankston and Mornington Shire. See link Transaccess Website
South Port Uniting Care provides a range of services to support older people and people with a disability within the City of Port Phillip. See link South Port Uniting Care Website
Community transport options for people in the northern areas of Melbourne. See link Link Community Transport Website
Donating to the South Melbourne Community Chest Op Shop supports the funding of grants to the Port Phillip community. The shop is located at 200 Bank St South Melbourne, open 10 to 5pm week days, 10 to 2pm Saturdays. Contact 9699 6839 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering. The shop does not have a website.
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