Independent Disability Services: Our Services

Independent Disability Services (IDS) is a leading Victorian disability service provider.  Our services support the needs of people with a broad range of physical and intellectual disabilities by working with them and their families.

Service is at the heart of what we do at IDS.  We provide services to ensure that people with disability have access to what they need, enabling them to pursue their interests with access to the community.

Individualised Support

A key component of the IDS Individualised Support philosophy it the importance we place on community inclusion. Our staff works closely with our clients to develop, implement and monitor strategies that focus on their involvement in community and activities that reflect their interests.

IDS offers a diverse range of support including:

  • personal support,
  • technology support,
  • home help,
  • social inclusion/community access.
Case Management

The IDS Case Management team work with a broad range of clients, many who have complex needs or deteriorating health conditions. We work with clients to establish goals and pathways they can adopt to reach them.  We support our clients to become more independent and active in the community and deal with challenges they may be facing.

Service Coordination

IDS offers a range of services to our clients that are designed to assist them to live independently as part of their local community. The team at IDS work directly with our clients and their chosen supports, maintaining a close and continuing relationship.

The IDS Service Coordinator’s primary role is to address our client’s specific needs and goals and develop a plan that meets these requirements. In addition, they regularly monitor the services offered, ensuring the support given continues to meet our client’s requirements and is delivered in an appropriate and professional manner.


IDS provides housing options for our clients by working with them to find suitable short or long-term affordable housing, including homes that have been designed for people with a disability. Our Housing Case Management Team, work closely with our clients to identify their requirements so we can source accommodation that matches their needs as closely as possible.

Financial Administration

Central to the IDS service is to provide support for our clients to control their finances and to work with them to help achieve their goals and live the way they choose. IDS provides a range of Financial Administration designed to support our clients manage their finance, banking and invoice payments. Our Financial Administration Team is dedicated to ensuring optimum management of each client’s finances and arranging the payment to care services and other providers.

IDS Business Services

IDS Business Services is a social enterprise employing staff in Bookkeeping, Marketing/Social Media and Quality Assurance, who are determined to change the lives of people with a disability living in our community.