Access & Support – Aged Care & Disability

Sectoral Development Officer in aged care and disability works closely with the statewide Access and Support services. What is Access and Support?

Access and Support services provide short term support for frail older people, younger people with a disability (not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme), and their carers, who need help to stay living at home and who:

  • have diverse needs or circumstances
  • need help to understand the range of support services that may be available
  • need help to access services.

If you, or someone you are caring for, is:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • living in a rural or remote area
  • financially or socially disadvantaged
  • a veteran (including spouse, widow or widower)
  • homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex
  • a Care Leaver (Forgotten Australian, Former Child Migrant or Stolen Generation)
  • a parent separated from children by forced adoption or removal
  • living with dementia

and has trouble accessing services, an Access and Support worker may be able to help you.

No fees are charged for Access and Support services.

Contact Person: Sectoral Development Officer – Aged Care & Disability, Gabriele Rukas


Phone: (03) 9354 9555



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Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
Coburg VIC 3058
Phone: 9354 9555