What is it?

We provide confidential, free counselling and support services for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission, including people with disability and their families and carers.

We are independent and separate from the Disability Royal Commission.

The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long ago.

For further information about the Disability Royal Commission, follow this link.

Who is it for?

We can work with anyone who is affected by the Disability Royal Commission.

People may be impacted by the Disability Royal Commission in different ways, for example:

  • Thinking of making a submission to the Disability Royal Commission and would like emotional and practical support during this process
  • Having a disability and has experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation
  • Having a family member with disability or caring for someone with disability, and is experiencing difficult feelings because of the royal commission etc.

How to make an appointment and ask for more information

We recognise that the burden of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not equally distributed for members of different communities. We also understand that people with disability may be particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and may be more likely to experience violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation during this difficult time.

If you would like to discuss how we can support you, please get in touch with us:

Phone: (03) 9663 6733

Email: disabilitysupport@ds.org.au

Further information coming up:

We will continue to update our website, by adding accessibility information and developing easy read resources and information in different languages.

Please check out our website for regular updates.

For people requiring an interpreter, we can organise one for you.