Community Nexus Disability Services

Because everyone should be able to live life to the full we arrange many different social events, recreational activities and excursions for people with disability in the southern region of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

An elderly lady talking to a young lady

Our friendly and highly qualified staff are always present to ensure that members are in a safe and welcoming environment, both in our own centre and in the community.

Our activities are offered during the week and on weekends, including weekends away. We arrange transport to and from members’ homes, and most activities are accessible for those who use wheelchairs.

We listen to what our members want to ensure that our activities enrich their lifestyles and improve their wellbeing.

Some areas of interest our members have chosen are sailing, swimming, lawn bowls, photography, gardening, and fishing. Indoors pursuits include arts, crafts and dance. Members also enjoy visits to cafes, restaurants, the movies and sightseeing attractions.

Joining Community Nexus Disability Services is also a great way to renew old friendships and make new friends.

When and where

Both the location and time depend on the activity. Some take place at our centre at 2–4 Overton Road Frankston, which is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. Others are out in the community at different hours, including over the weekend.

Carers take a break

Community Nexus Disability Services gives carers the opportunity to take a break, confident that their loved ones are well cared for and pursuing the interests of their choice.

We also offer respite care, which means that, in addition to the Community Nexus program, we organise a member’s full-time care so that their carer can attend to other activities. We arrange for respite care in people’s own homes for a few hours at a time during the day or evening, seven days a week.

Community Nexus Disability Services also provides carers with advice, practical information and the opportunity for companionship with other carers to help them in looking after their loved ones – and in looking after their own wellbeing.

Helping carers plan for the future

Our ‘future planning’ services for carers of people with a disability help them plan for how their loved one will be cared for when they are no longer able to do so themselves. 

Who is eligible

People are eligible to join Community Nexus Disability Services if they have an Individual Support Package from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and are registered with the department.

For those who do not have an Individual Support Package, please contact us to discuss whether alternative funding arrangements are available. Phone 1300 147 147 or email bacci@bsl.org.au.

Carers of members of Community Nexus Disability Services are eligible for future planning, and for the Victorian Government’s Respite for Older Carers program, if:

  • they live in the local government areas of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Bayside, Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston or the Mornington Peninsula, and
  • they are older than 60, or older than 45 if they are an Indigenous Australian.

Costs

Because we tailor services to each member’s needs the costs will vary. The average charge for a member who has an Individual Support Package is $8 day. For others, find out more about costs by calling our friendly staff on 1300 147 147.

Partners

Brotherhood Community Nexus is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.


Contact us

Community Nexus Disability Services
2–4 Overton Road
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: 1300 147 147
Email: agedcare(at)bsl.org.au

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