Victorians with a disability or mental illness are increasingly finding they have no place to call home, according to Community Visitors' latest annual report.
Community Visitors are independent volunteers who safeguard the interests of people with a disability. The Community Visitors Program is part of the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate.
The program is organised into three streams to reflect the type of services visited:
- Disability Services – visits are conducted to institutions and community-based facilities for people with disability.
- Residential Services – visits are made to people who reside in supported residential services (SRS) and require additional support.
- Mental Health – visits are made to consumers and residents in mental.