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At Independent Disability Services we aim to empower people, enriching their quality of life. Our vision is for people with a disability to have the support they require to live the life they want.

Here for you when you need us – IDS office staff are available 365 days a year, from 6am to 10pm.

IDS Support Services
Emily Hoskins

Individualised Support

Our services are tailored to your needs and goals. We aim to enable you to live as independently in the community as possible.

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Emily Hoskins

Domestic Support

We provide range of in-home domestic support including grocery shopping and meal preparation, household chores, assisted exercise and more.

Personal Support

Our staff are experienced in a wide range of personal support such as grooming, showering/dressing, and accompanying you to appointments.

Community Access

We can help develop your confidence to use public transport, go shopping or to events with you, and help access the community for educational purposes.

Recreation Activities

We run a calendar of exciting outings and activities which provide you with fully supported community access, socialisation, connection to people and community.

Our Stories

John is so enjoying his social contact with ‘Recreation Activities’. Finding new friends, and new places – never stop doing them.

- Auntie A.July 2022

know your company will look after me in the best possible way, just like last time after my surgery.

- ConnieJuly 2022

IDS knows who and what I need to live a best life – they support me on so many levels.

- TobyJuly 2022

She (Support Worker) looks after me and KB and makes KB the good mash! This makes KB happy.

- NeilJuly 2022

I finally feel heard and thank IDS for all the work that they do for me.

- AngeloJune 2022

Can I have that DSW again? She is good!

- AdelaideJuly 2022

We can’t thank IDS enough for everything they have done for Mum, and we can’t wait to continue with you guys for hopefully a long time.

- AliciaMay 2022

I would like to say a HUGE thank-you for the PPE gear and support from IDS when I had Covid. I wouldn’t know what to do without IDS.

- RebeccaApril 2022

Supports going really well for my son he likes seeing Grant. Grant Takes my son
out into the community which is really good.

- CarerMarch 2024

Lots of improvements email communication have improved Evans, Matt and
David are exceptional. Good at communicating when people are on leave.

- CarerJanuary 2024

One of the highlights for my client and myself was attending the International
Womens Day hosted by IDS.

- Susie DSWJanuary 2024

I encourage Clients to become active and involved in their community so once
the morning routine is completed we are always out

- Rajan DSWFebruary 2024

I found my passion (as a DSW) and have never looked back.

- Christine DSWMarch 2024

I like IDS because clients are straight forward and everyone is nice. The app
makes your job really easy, all you need to do is look at the app and you know
what you need to do with the clients.

- Rajan DSWMarch 2024

IDS has interest in improving skills and acknowledge our accomplishments. IDS
makes us feel appreciated such as b'day wishes, holding events, rewarding
DSW's for their effort, good work

- Faith DSWMarch 2024

I chose to do disability work because I purely love to help people and make a
change in peoples lives even if it's a small thing. I like to help people and these
things make their life better.

- Nyaliep DSWJanuary 2024

Building a rapport and trust with your client from early on is significant in how
comfortable the client will feel with you.

- Nat DSWFebruary 2024

It is not an easy job but very enjoyable because you will work with interesting

- Amal DSWMarch 2024

The best day when you can see that you are was very helpful to the client, or you
can see how they are progressing.

- Harmeet DSWMarch 2024

I was truly amazed at the level and detail of care that your staff provided to the
client. Your team is dedicated and committed to providing the best support

- Allied Health SpecialistMarch 2024

Really happy with Ricky - knows my sisters routine really well. Showers her &
looks after her - no complaints & don't expect to have any.

- CarerJanuary 2024

Always be respectful and you can make the industry better for people who need

- Nemo DSWMarch 2024

I always treat everybody with respect and strive for excellence in everything I

- Christine DSWJanuary 2024

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Our client base is growing. We are seeking Support Workers to support our clients living in Melbourne and the inner suburbs.



Volunteering is an excellent way for you to become involved in the community. We match our volunteers with activities that align with their skills and passion.

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