Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Tony Tregale, spokesperson for Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc, says that people with an intellectual or multiple disability living in supported accommodation group homes throughout Victoria, where the Department of Human Services is the service provider and landlord, are denied residential tenancy rights in the homes for which they pay rent.

These residents, severely disadvantaged by their often very limited intellectual capacity, are further disadvantaged by being denied access to their government support funding as individualised funding. Consequently, the resident group are denied reasonable rights to choose their service provider, their support staff and their service contract, Mr Tregale said.

Being denied what the general population takes for granted, right of choice and reasonable rights in their home, just because they have a disability, means they are not living in a home, but in a hostel or mini institution, Mr Tregale said.

Mr Tregale said the LISA group is calling for an independent inquiry into why the Department of Human Services is able to apply such draconian restrictions on those who need reasonable human rights to help them achieve a reasonable quality of life.

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Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc

Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc


“The provision of quality of life care for all with an intellectual or multiple disability who live in supported accommodation, and that families need the support to be carers for as long as they wish to be, in the knowledge they have the right to a quality of life care accommodation and support package for their family member with a disability whenever they choose".


“To empower and support families with a member living in supported accommodation to better understand service provision procedures, care policies, standards and values, and thereby be better positioned to scrutinise service providers”.
Tont Tregale
P: 03 9434 3810
M: 0409 404 550


Many Residents of Victorian Government Housing are denied residential tenancy rights under Section 23 of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act, 1997.



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