Carer Information Links
Important Carer Contacts
T: 1300 131 783
Individualised Support Packages
T: 1300 131 079
Support for people with disability within their homes and in the community, to increase or maintain independence.
Family Relationship Services for Carers
T: 1300 303 346
Assist families to address issues around family relationships, being a carer, disability and planning for the future. Offers individuals and families up to 8 sessions of counseling, free of charge. This is a state-wide service.
Alfred Health Carer Services
Connor House (Konnections)
73 Tanti Ave. Mornington 3931
T: 5975 2263
Offers short term accommodation for people over 16 yrs. with disability, in a supported group facility, or independent living unit.
Konnections (Formerly known as DOV)
Kankama Association Inc.
5 Beach St,
T: 5987 0988
Services include accommodation, respite, training and support and outreach. Support for families of adults with intellectual, physical or sensory diability living at home. Helps with supported holidays, art activities and weekends away.
90 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill 3937
T: 5987 0988, After Hours: 5989 2257
Services for adults with disabilities. Adult training support, accommodation with homes situated throughout the Mornington Peninsula
Anglicare Family Centre
Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Disability Service
Helps families with children/adults with moderate to severe and/or multiple disabilities to care for their family member. Also Early Choices program (0-6 ) yrs. and Making a Difference program (6-65yrs)
928 Nepean Highway
Hampton East 3188
T: 8552 2222
Respite, info and referral for people with disabilities living at home with an unpaid carer. Also runs parent support, parent to parent programs, youth groups, camps and case management.
Disability Co-ordination Officer Initiative
Housing & Social Justice Officer
W. 5950 1682
M. 0419 527 947
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Works to obtain more affordable housing for people with disability and those socially disadvantaged or in crisis.
Frankston Community Support and Info. Centre (staffed by volunteers)
68 Playne Street
Tel. 9768 1600
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday
After Hours : Leave message on answering machine or can directly provide or organise assistance for people in crisis or disadvantaged through social and emotional problems. Includes: Emergency accommodation, Homelessness, Emergency Relief assistance.
Office of the Public Advocate
T: 1300 309 337
TTY 9603 9529
Protects and promotes the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
Brotherhood Community Nexus
Direct: 8781 4226
Reception: 8781 4200
Recreation and leisure opportunities,for people over 35 yrs. with intellectual disability. Individual and small group activities are designed to meet the needs of clients.
Options Victoria - Leisure Link Up
Suite 8, Level 1, 108-120 Young St
T: 9783 3855
Info, plans and advice on accessible, inclusive activities and facilities in sport and recreation.
Peninsula Access Support & Training (PAST)
Level 1, Suite 3, 108-120 Young St
T: 9775 7333
Adult training and support services including recreation, transport, education and training. Also respite services for people living at home with their family/carer.
Victorian Aids & Equipment Program
Mt. Eliza Centre, Jacksons Rd
Mt. Eliza 3930
T: 9788 1261
Assists eligible people to access subsidised aids, equipment and home modiciations to enhance their safety and independence and support family and carers.
Continence Foundation of Australia
National Continence Helpline
T: 1800 330 066
Staffed by a team of experienced continence nurse advisors who help with information, education and advice to callers with incontinence or carers of a person with incontinence.
Dental Services Victoria
Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
720 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC Australia 3053
(03) 9341 1000 1800 833 039 (country call)
Fee exemptions for registered clients of disability and mental health services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools.
Specific Home Care (Mornington Peninsula Shire)
Hastings, Mornington & Rosebud
T: 1300 850 600
Specific Home Care for carers of people with physical, intellectual, neurological disability or sensory impairment.
Archicentre Home Services
T: 9815 1900
Conducts free home inspections for homeowners with disability or carers of a person with disability, to identify improvements to make the home safer.
T: 9277 3877 - wheelchair accessible taxis
Aged and Disability Services Mornington Peninsula Shire
T: 5950 1605
For clients of the Shire's Home & Community Care Serve and people over 60 who are transport disadvantaged.
Multi Purpose Taxi Program
T: 1300 638 802
Available to permanent Victorian residents with severe, permanent disability who cannot use public transport independently. Eligible people can claim a rebate on taxi travel.