Month: December 2020

CEO Update 11th of December 2020

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The year is winding up and restrictions are lifting. Watch our latest CEO update with Maggie Toko to hear about everything we have been up to lately here at VMIAC.

Douglas Western Memorial Trust

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We want to congratulate the successful applicants of the Doug Western Trust Awards, Miriam, Stephen, Anita, Grace and Anna! Douglas Western set up the Douglas Western Memorial Trust to consumers in Victoria and we are pleased to administer the Trust Fund upon his request.

Holiday heARTs

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Many people feel unsupported during the holidays. If you struggle during the holiday period due to service shut-downs, high emotions, family issues, loneliness or financial pressures: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Holiday heARTs is a kind and welcoming space for all people to come together and make art and have a chat with others who have

Disability Support Services at Drummond Street

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Drummond Street Services have launched a disability support services social media platform. They are providing people with confidential, free counseling and support services for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission, including people with disability and their families and Carers. Find them via their Facebook and Instagram.

There’s no Safe Place at Home

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Equality Australia and the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services have released a new research report on domestic and family violence affecting LGBTIQ+ people titled There’s no safe place at home. This report is based on a Australia wide study of 2631 LGBTQIA+ respondents over the course of April-May of this year (2020)

People with Disabilities Ignored and Forgotten During this Pandemic

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A lack of clear communication and adequate services has left many people with disabilities ignored and forgotten during this pandemic. The ABC have put out a great article on the “serious failures” experienced by people with disabilities present throughout the Royal Commission’s findings. Read the article here.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-30/disability-royal-commission-releases-report-into-covid-19-impact/12922918

Royal Commission Workshop Series

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This Thursday, we will be hosting our second workshop to prepare our responses to what might and might not be in the report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. To have your say, please register! You will be remunerated for your time! Click here to register.