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Client Incident Management System

Immediately contact Upcare if an incident happens with a client. If the incident is serious, call 000 first.
You must complete an online form within 48 hours of the incident occurring.Our Operations Manager will then provide you further information.
The form and further information can be found at www.cims.vic.gov.au

Disability Advocacy Network Australian (DANA)

DANA is a nationwide network of organisations that provide individual
advocacy, systemic advocacy, self advocacy, citizen advocacy, legal advocacy or family advocacy.
For a detailed list of Victorian Advocacy Organisations, head to www.dana.org.au/victoria/

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

The DHHS helps create a more inclusive Victoria where people with disability get the
opportunities they deserve – while helping families, carers and organisations to transition
to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Visit the DHHS website here www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

The National Insurance Agency for Disability (NDIA) is an independent statutory body. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will help hundreds of thousands of Australians living with significant and permanent disabilities and their families and caregivers to live a better life. Visit the NDIA website here www.ndis.gov.au

Local Care Coordinators (LAC’s)

The Local Area Coordinator (LAC) is responsible for helping people navigate through NDIS. They can help people with disabilities plan and coordinate to maximize the choice and control of their services. This includes helping disabled people navigate mainstream services and enhancing their ability to play an active role in their community. You can find a complete list of office locations by visiting their website www.ndis.bsl.org.au

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body responsible under three laws: The Equal Opportunity Act, The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act and The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.
Services provided by the Commission include:
• a free telephone Enquiry Line
• a free, fair and timely dispute resolution service
• information and education about equal opportunity, racial and religious vilification and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
• education, training and consultancy services.
Visit their website here www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

Disability Services Commissioner

The Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) is an independent supervisory body that resolves complaints and promotes the right of persons with disabilities to be free of abuse.
Visit their website here www.odsc.vic.gov.au

Office of the Public Advocate

The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)promotes the rights, interests and dignity of persons with disabilities( including intellectual disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.
Visit their website here www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

Victorian Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is accountable to Parliament instead of the current government. The Ombudsman investigates complaints about government departments and agencies ‘ administrative actions and decisions and about their staff’s behaviour.For more information visit www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au

Office of the Public Advocate (Victoria) Guide to the NDIS

The objective of this guide is to outline when support for decision-making, advocacy and alternative decision-making are necessary for potential and current NDIS participants with significant cognitive disabilities. This is done in the context of every possible decision-making stage in the NDIS participants’ journey. Download the guide OPA_Guide to NDIS decision-making_WEB

Interpreters

If clients require an Interpreter or Auslan assistance, we can facilitate this. More information is available on the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters website here www.naati.com.au

NDIS Code Of Conduct For Support Workers

This code of conduct applies to all parties who are connected through Upcare for the purpose of providing care and support to participants of the NDIS. It outlines the behaviour and conduct expected of all parties.

NDIS Code of Conduct Workers