Children with additional needs

Inclusion Support

Community Child Care Association (CCC) has been selected as the Victorian preferred provider for the state wide delivery of a new federal government Inclusion Support Programme that commences on 1 July 2016.

Find out more about the new Inclusion Agency in Victoria

CCC will be delivering the programme as the lead agency of the Victorian Inclusion Agency Consortium, with partners KU Children's Services and Yooralla.  They will work collaboratively with education and care services to enhance their capacity and capability in inclusive practice. CCC vision is for services to be well resourced so that they can be reflective of and responsive to all children and families in their communities.

Information about the new Inclusion Support Programme is available on the Department of Education and Training website

Activities

Access for All Abilities Play

Access for All Abilities Play is which assists people of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and recreation. With personal assistance from AAA Play, you can discover a new sporting challenge now. See the Access for All Abilities Play website for details or call 1800 222 842

Accessible Play Space

Eltham Lower Park
Main Road, Eltham (Mel Ref 21 H10)

Eltham Lower Park has an accessible play space with an all-abilities harness seat on the swings and flying fox, elevated sand trays for wheelchair access, tactile panels with Braille and Auslan symbols throughout the site and concrete pathway throughout the area. See Eltham Lower Park Accessible Play Space for details.

Liberty Swing

Eltham North Reserve Adventure Playground
Wattletree Road, Eltham North (Mel Ref 11 J12)

The Liberty Swing allows children in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park. It is fully lockable and allows a maximum swing height. The swing is located at the Eltham North Adventure Playground which has accessible amenities and concrete pathway from the carpark.

To purchase or hire keys contact 9433 3111 or visit the Civic Offices, Civic Drive, Greensborough.

Living & Learning Nillumbik

Living & Learning Nillumbik offers a range of inclusive activities including social and community connections, pottery, SingAbility, men's arts for health, well-being and confidence and work skills in the food garden. 

Day centres

Activities and rehabilitation services are available for the people with a disability.

Melbourne City Mission Retirement Centre

Judge Book Village
Diamond Street, Eltham
9431 0100

Eltham Day Centre
Nillumbik Community Health Service
917 Main Road, Eltham
9431 1333

Bundoora Extended Care Centre

1231 Plenty Road, Bundoora
9495 3100 

Sensitive Santa Project

Some children on the Autism Spectrum may find a visit to Santa challenging. The Sensitive Santa Project is run partnership with Banyule City Council, The City of Whittlesea and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries. A quiet space has low lighting no music and wonderfully trained volunteers including Santa and photographers from the Diamond Valley Photographic Society to capture natural interactions for the families to take home on a USB.

Families provide information about their child, interests their siblings and experiences to ensure when families arrive for their 20 minute session, everyone is able to provide the best experience possible.

Enjoy the wonderful Stephen Fox, our volunteer sensitive Santa in this heart-warming youtube video

Recharge TM

The RECHARGE Scheme encouraging local businesses to provide a power point so customers who use an electric scooter or wheelchair can recharge their battery.

For point locations see the RECHARGE scheme website

Community Inclusion Advisory Committee and community network

This community network is open to all community members, service organisations, businesses and education providers who represent a cross section of our local geographical area and have an interest in disability issues..

To participate in the community network email Inclusion@nillumbik.vic.gov.au 

Contact us

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can access the following services through NRS

TTY users: 133 677
Internet Relay users: www.relayservice.com.au
Once connected to the NRS, ask to be transferred to the Coordinator, Community Inclusion, 9433 3355 or email inclusion@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
Telephone: 1300 555 727 if you use a regular handset but sometimes find it difficult for others to understand you