Response to DHHS Draft Disability Action Plan

Carers Victoria commented on the Department of Health and Human Services draft Disability action plan. The plan is intended to guide DHHS’s external and internal capacity building to reduce barriers people with disability face. Carers Victoria’s response focused on the lack of carer recognition and inclusion as people with disability themselves or as crucial supporters and advocates for people with disability. We recommended the plan include the Victorian Carers Recognition Act and National Disability Agreement in its legislative and policy context. We also suggested DHHS should provide targeted early interventions for families to avoid crises that result in referrals to the child protection system, recognition of people with disability over the age of 65 and support older parents of adults with disability to plan for the time when they are no longer able to care.

Please click on the link below to read the draft document and/or the submission.

Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.