MetroAccess is a partnership initiative between the Victorian Department of Human Services and local government. The aim of MetroAccess is to build the capacity of local communities across metropolitan Victoria so that they are more welcoming and inclusive of people with a disability. MetroAccess Officers are responsive to the needs of the local community which are expressed through Council priorities contained in strategic planning documents. MetroAccess Officers undertake a range of strategic projects and initiatives in partnership with disability and community services.
More information contact the MetroAccess Officer in your local government area
The VALID Self Advocacy Melbourne Networks are: SAM-West. SAM-South, SAM-East & SAM-North.
The monthly network meetings provide a valued forum for people with a disability to:
· Speak up about our rights
· Assist members to develop & use their advocacy skills
· Talk about issues and problems in order to create change
· Assist members to learn new things and gain information
· Empower members to speak up about things that are important to them
· Meet new people & socialise with participants from other services
· Provide a forum for government or other groups seeking feedback (views, ideas)
The Networks have a focus on inclusion, inviting guest speakers to deliver information that is specific to local communities.
More information contact:
Self Advocacy Melbourne Coordinator
Self Advocacy Melbourne Project Officer