Victorian Workshops: Getting what you need in the new world of disability care and support


The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care have led to big changes to the way in which people who are blind or vision impaired access services.

Throughout April, May and June, Blind Citizens Australia will be hosting several workshops across Victoria to provide more information about these schemes and answer peoples’ questions. Our workshops can help you learn more about:

  • How you can access the scheme that best meets your needs.
  • What types of support you can have funded, and how to use your funding creatively
  • What you will need to do to access funding for blindness or vision impairment-specific aids and equipment such as talking barcode scanners, screen reading or magnification software for the computer, talking kitchen aids, talking colour identifiers etc.
  • How to best prepare for your first or next planning meeting and make sure everything goes smoothly on the day
  • What you will need to do to put your support plan into action and make sure it is managed in the most effective way.
  • What you can do if something goes wrong, and where you can go for support to help you resolve any problems you have along the way

Workshops will be held on the following dates and at the following locations:

Ringwood:    Saturday 21st of April 2018
Horsham:      Saturday 28th of April 2018
Bendigo:       Saturday 12th of May 2018
Ballarat:        Saturday 19th of May 2018
Melbourne:  Saturday 26th of May 2018
Dandenong: Saturday 2nd of June 2018

To confirm exact times and locations and to register to attend a workshop, please send an email to with the subject of “Vic Workshops”, or phone 1800 033 660.