Adjournment- Wavlink Neighborhood House
Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (19:12:07): (1079) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and the action I seek is for the minister to visit WavLink neighbourhood house in my electorate of Mount Waverley district to discuss how the government is supporting adults with disabilities in our community. I would like to recognise WavLink for its independent living skills Moving Out program. This program supports adults 18 years and over with the short-term goals of moving out of the family home for independent living. Course attendees are taught skills from how to plan, budget, shop for and cook healthy meals—maybe a cherry pie or pizza; it is getting a bit late and I am thinking about dinner— to further developing safe independent travel within the community. The Moving Out course focuses on fostering greater independence and developing practical skills for adult life, and I look forward to showing the minister the great work that has been done in this area in my district.
The Victorian Government together with the Commonwealth Government and National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are working collaboratively to support people with a disability transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is the primary source of funding for individuals with a disability.
The contribution that organisations such as Wavlink make to support the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme through the delivery of accessible and tailored services to adults with a disability in the community is commendable.
I thank the Honourable Member for his kind invitation. I would be pleased to attend Wavlink so I can see first-hand the Moving Out program in operation, including the positive impact of the program in supporting adults with disabilities gain skills to support their independence.
Hon Luke Donnellan MP
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers