Melba Support Services Inc is a not-for-profit community based organisation that supports people with a disability to connect with their chosen communities and to lead the lives of their choice.
Melba is grateful for the generosity and support of community partners, business partners, volunteers and donors. If you would like to get involved, visit the Get Involved page or click on our Donate Now button.
Melba’s staff are focused on supporting people to make meaningful connections and play valued roles within their lives.
Melba Support Services is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that supports people who live with a disability to lead everyday lives of their choice.
Recognised as the Yarra Ranges ‘Community Group of the Year, 2013’, Melba recently celebrated 40 years of providing quality, individualised services to people with a range of disabilities.
Our mission, for individuals with a disability to lead everyday lives, underpins every decision, action and communication undertaken at Melba, and helps to ensure that the services we provide value and respect the rights of each person accessing our services, and focuses on each person as an individual.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated on the 3rd December each year.
Your contribution to this special time in Melba’s history will have a positive impact on the services we provide.
Over 100 volunteers spent the day giving Roland Avenue a major make-over.
After watching Peter Hitchener read the 6pm Channel 9 news for as long as he has been doing so, Peter Cornwell’s dream came true
The Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley, today announced that residents living at Sandhurst - one of the last two remaining institutions in Victoria - will be given the option to either receive services from Melba Support Services and Karden Disability Support Foundation or continue to receive services from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), once Sandhurst closes next year.
Monday 2 March 2015
Melba Support Services has called for more accommodation options in its submission to a Senate inquiry into the adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia.
Melba’s submission argues Government policy should assist individuals with disability exercise choice. Other members of the community are able to choose where they live and with whom they live. This is a fundamental right that should be afforded people with disability.
The submission also discusses Melba’s own initiatives that aim to provide more housing options, including an exciting housing development being undertaken in conjunction with the Lilydale Uniting Church.
Melba Board member, Colin Rose, and CEO, Glenn Foard, will present further evidence when they attend an inquiry hearing on 11 March 2015.
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Melba Support Services recently completed their relocation from Mount Evelyn to Lilydale and we invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone in Melba’s History.
Its happening on Thursday MARCH 26th from 2pm - 7pm. We welcome State Member for Evelyn, Christine Fyffe and Mayor Maria McCarthy who will be attending for the Official Opening by the Deputy Premier James Merlino at 2.45pm.
Come along and enjoy a tour of our new premises and stay for a chat, coffee and BBQ. We have a special performance by the Mount Evelyn Primary School choir and a Jumping Castle for the kids to enjoy. Melba’s Able Bake House will be showcasing their delicious biscuits and slices on the day along with Bec’s buttons and Yarra Ranges in a box.
Melba Support Services is proud and honoured to have been selected to support people living at Bendigo’s Sandhurst Centre to make the transition to their new homes in the community and provide ongoing support services. It will be a great privilege to provide support services to Sandhurst residents and we look forward to working with each person and their families, along with our consortium partner, Karden Disability Support Foundation.
• 18 holes of golf at the exclusive Yering Meadows Course (Ross Watson designed champion course)
. $10,000 Cash “Hole in One” prize
• Dinner at The Grove Restaurant
• Guest Speaker, Mr Stan Alves
• Ambassador, Mr Brett Ratten
• On-course competitions throughout the day
• Gunshot start to keep the day moving
• Auctions, raffles and giveaways throughout the event
If you’re interested in golf, dinner or simply supporting our fabulous, local organisation, there are a number of ways you can get involved. You could:
• Secure your place (or team) for golf
• Book for dinner (or both)
• Sponsor a hole $500+GST
• Sponsor the pre-dinner drinks $1500+ GST
• Contribute to our auction
• Make a donation
I’ve attached the flyer and booking form for the event. Please also have a look at our website http://www.melbasupport.com.au , to further understand the tremendous role Melba plays in supporting those living with a disability. If I could ask you to take a moment to have a read and consider what kind of an impact your support would have on the people supported by Melba, I would be most grateful.
It really is amazing how much working together really can make a difference to people’s lives.
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Individuals with a disability leading everyday lives
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