May 21, 2020
In this interview highlight, we speak to Angela Duigan, Disability Royal Commission Advocacy Co-ordinator at Disability Rights Advocacy Service.
The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from people with disability or their families or carers about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Vision Australia Radio sponsor Disability Rights Advocacy Service (DRAS) provides a free advocacy service for South Australians wanting to tell their story to the Disability Royal Commission. DRAS advocates can assist you to complete your submission in the way you are most comfortable with, in writing, through recording your story or through phone or video link up (where possible). Advocates will also assist you to access the free legal and counselling services that are available to people making submissions.
South Australians can contact Disability Rights Advocacy Service on 8351 9500 or visit https://www.dras.com.au/ for more information and/ or support.
Disability Royal Commission Advocacy Co-ordinator
May 21, 2020
In this Vision Australia Radio podcast, VAR Program Coordinator Amber Cunningham speaks to a range of Perth based volunteers to hear about their life, volunteer roles at VAR Perth and how they are keeping busy during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Learn more about National Volunteer Week at Vision Australia Radio here.
Support our radio service for people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability here.
May 21, 2020
In this Vision Australia Radio podcast, presenter Peter Greco is joined by the federal minister for Families and Social Services Senator the Hon Anne Ruston to discuss the roll out of the new Disability Information Helpline.
Do you have a question about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do you need help because things have changed? You can contact the Disability Information Helpline to talk about your concerns in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19), for example if:
- your support worker has not turned up
- your provider has stopped services
- it’s hard for you to get food, groceries, medications or other essential items
- someone close to you has symptoms of coronavirus
- you are feeling really upset
- anything else is worrying you.
To contact the Disability Information Helpline, call 1800 643 787.
The Helpline is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST). It’s not available on national public holidays.
Read more on the hotline and find links here.
May 19, 2020
Anyone in community radio knows the fact that the community radio sector would likely collapse if it were not for the dedication of the volunteers who make it possible. This is especially true for Vision Australia Radio network which is made possible by a nation wide base of over 600 volunteers who prepare and present the radio and podcasts that you hear. They are supported by a handful of staff to ensure information is accessible via radio, online and on podcast.
Vision Australia more broadly recognises the work of our volunteers across Australia that support and drive important functions throughout the organisation. In this interview highlight, Peter Greco speaks to Dr Theresa Ruig, Volunteer Partnerships Director at Vision Australia to share why its important for us to highlight and celebrate the work our volunteers do during National Volunteer Week.