Linda and Shane

Our History

IDS was established in 1986 to assist people with a disability transition from an institutional model of accommodating people that had been in place since 1880.

Our philosophy has always been one of client empowerment and self-determination. IDS employees all share a commitment to offer our clients choice in their support services, assisting them to live as they choose in the community.

The organisation changed names from Housing Resource and Support Service to Independent Disability Services (IDS), recognising the changing profile of the services offered in 2012. IDS is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, supporting clients across metropolitan and country Victoria.

We continue to pursue innovative housing options such as independent and transitional living programs, providing independent living through our fully self-contained apartments in Greenwood where we support six people who otherwise would be living at home with their family who may not be able to provide appropriate support.

IDS is a registered provider with DHHS, NDIS, TAC and WorkSafe.