Making a submission to the Disability Royal Commission

Watch this new video from Leadership Plus about telling your story to the Disability Royal Commission. The Disability Royal Commission is accepting submissions up to the end of December 2022, but you need to register before the end of June 2022. Make a submission here.

Disability self help grants program now open

Disability self help grants from the Victorian Government assist disability self help groups with general expenses and running costs, as well as minor works and equipment.  Applications for the 2021-2023 funding round are now open and will close at 4pm on 15 February 2022.  Applications can be completed online through the new SmartyGrants online grants management platform. Groups can apply for up […]

Maryborough Workshop

In mid March this year the COSHG team travelled to Maryborough to present a workshop on self help groups and the issues that they may face in running a group. This workshop was part of a series of rural workshops that occurred up until 2020 when the workshops were postponed due to COVID restrictions. We […]

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Violence and abuse of people with disability at home This issues paper on violence and abuse of people with disability at home  asks the public to share their views about how people with disability experience violence and abuse where they live. It asks 13 questions to help people and organisations provide responses. The paper is available in […]

We Volunteer

Do you have skills that you want to share in the COVID-19 recovery? The Victorian Government has launched “We Volunteer”, a platform to connect volunteers with community volunteer opportunities. The platform is currently facilitating volunteering in areas such as community outreach and food parcel delivery. As the needs of the community change opportunities will be […]

Survey—how is your group staying connected during COVID-19?

COSHG is exploring the ways groups and their members are staying connected during COVID-19 lockdowns. Some will be using Zoom, Skype etc, and others will use telephone trees or emails to stay in touch. Not everyone in groups has access to social media, technology or owns a computer. With so many feeling the impacts of […]