Access to Council services and information

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Below is a list of helpful resources and information about COVID-19 for people with disability, their families and carers. Many of the organsiations listed below update their information regularly. 

Hotline and information for people with disability and carers
https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/information-and-referrals-for-people-with-disability-and-their-supporters-about-coronavirus-covid-19

Department of Health (DHS)
General information and latest updates                https://www.health.gov.au/

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria         Latest information about COVID19 and people with disability  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-people-disability-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

NDIS and COVID-19                            https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
A list of resources for people with disability  https://www.dana.org.au/covid-19-disability-resources/

First Peoples Disability Network Australia
Excellent videos, information and resources       https://fpdn.org.au/covid19/

People with Disability COVID-19 Hub
https://pwd.org.au/covid-19-hub/

Every Australian Counts
A number of resources from grassroots NDIS campaign   https://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/emergency-information-for-ndis-participants-and-families-about-the-coronavirus/#other-sites

Autism
Community information                         https://www.amaze.org.au/2020/03/covid-19-coronavirus-amaze-community-information/ 

Blind Citizens Australia
Weekly updates                          https://www.bca.org.au/2020/03/12/information-on-coronavirus-covid-19/

Council for Intellectual Disability
https://cid.org.au/our-stories/staying-safe-from-coronavirus/

The Growing Space
Excellent information such as, how to keepyour wheelchair clean, how to use asupport worker and avoid COVID-19  https://www.thegrowingspace.com.au/covid19/

Easy Read Resources
https://www.afdo.org.au/easy-read-covid-19-resources/
https://accesseasyenglish.com.au/covid-19-resources/

Housing for People with Disability
https://thehousinghub.org.au/?utm_source=The+Housing+Hub&utm_campaign=67a522ae1e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_01_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_df36bcac6f-67a522ae1e-63288583


NDIS Priority Home Delivery Service
https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/priority-home-delivery-services

The Carer Gateway
https://www.carergateway.gov.au/covid-19

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Disability affects more than 20 per cent of people in Moreland.

Disability can be caused by illness, an accident or a genetic condition, or be a result of getting older.

In the future there will be more people with disability in Moreland. Disability increases with age, our population is growing older and life expectancies are higher.

How Council can help

Council supports people with disability to participate in the community by:

Opportunities

Bandmates

Are you a young person over 18 with a disability or mental health issue that wants to see live music?

Want to meet a person who has the same musical interest as you?

Bandmates Vic is the program for you!

Bandmates will meet and talk with you and match you with a volunteer of your choice.

Visit the Maribyrnong City Council Bandmates Victoria webpage.

For a person with disability, carer or family member

If you have a disability, Council’s MetroAccess Officer can tell you about:

  • how to speak up about things you are concerned about
  • projects happening in Moreland
  • disability services in Moreland 
  • respite services, and
  • what Council is doing to improve things for people with a disability.

For a community group, business or organisation

Council's Disability Planner can:

  • provide information about communicating with people with a disability
  • support you to make your group or organisation more inclusive and accessible.

If you are a business, industry or organisation in Moreland, see good access is good business guide.

This explains how to make your business or organisation more accessible to people with disabilities.

Access to Council information

Council wants to make sure people with disability can find and use all Council services and information.

Speak and listen

Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (03) 9240 1111.

Internet relay users

Connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 9240 1111.

Council website

The Moreland City Council website has been designed to meet WCAG guidelines Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It also meets the requirements of the Victorian government and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The website's accessibility statement describes the accessibility features.

If you require information in alternative formats, for example, large font, please contact Council.