Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria) has heard recently, and from a number of different sources, about the withdrawal or reduction of disability services across Victoria. Recent feedback from the disability community is that some disability services people have been using may have recently changed, been reduced or ended.
This is a matter of concern to Amaze, given the strain people with disability are under with limited access to the services they need and the impact that the reduction of services can have on people with disability, their families and carers.
To get a better understanding of the issue and to see how widespread it is, Amaze has developed a simple survey (takes less than 5mins to complete) to give them feedback on the issue. The outcomes of the survey will inform their next steps.
Amaze know that disability services can be difficult to access at the best of times, and will use the information you tell them to assist in making sure that people with disability have access to the services they need.
Amaze want to hear from you if you are in Victoria and have experienced any changes – so here is your opportunity to have your say!
The survey is available here: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/790134d
This isn’t an issue just for autism, and Amaze want to capture as many experiences and voice as possible.
Amaze are asking other disability organisations and peer support groups and members of those groups and members of the community to also complete the survey.
If you have any questions about the survey or the course of action, please contact Braedan Hogan at Amaze on 0449 882 182.
The above information has come via
Pamela Gatos, Project Coordinator, Community Engagement, Amaze
T 03 9657 1651 | F 03 9639 4955 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Drummond Street Carlton VIC 3053 | PO Box 374 Carlton South VIC 3053 | http://www.amaze.org.au