Category: Disability Sector News

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Seeking carers and people living with disability to help co-design healthcare services

4 July 2022

The SPEAK Project aims to improve healthcare for people with disability. The project focuses on autistic people, people with intellectual disability, and people with communication support needs. The project is an initiative of Alfred Health and aims to ensure people with disabililities and their carers feel safe, understood and supported while in hospital. They are […]

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Free Rapid Antigen Test to eligible Victorians with disability

12 April 2022

The NDS welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over from Saturday, 9 April. Two million free RAT tests will initially be distributed over a three month period, followed by a review to determine if the program should […]

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April is World Autism Awareness Month

6 April 2022

April is World Autism Awareness Month and we’d like to support the call out from Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) and help foster a world of understanding and acceptance for Autism and autistic people, not just awareness. Aspect celebrated World Autism Understanding Day on 2 April and we’d like to continue the push for increased undertanding […]

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Will you sign the open letter calling on our federal leaders to deliver a strong NDIS?

28 February 2022

The Federal Government is insisting that they are not cutting the NDIS – but so many of us are seeing firsthand that the reality is very different. People with disability are having their plans drastically cut, leaving them without the funding they need to build their team around them – the team that supports them to […]

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Deadline for disability workers to receive mandatory booster dose extended to 12 March

14 February 2022

The state government has extended the mandatory booster deadline for disability workers from 12 February to 12 March. Disability workers who were required to receive a third dose by 12 February must provide evidence to their employer of a COVID-19 vaccination booking by 12 March to work any shifts from midnight Saturday 12 February. Workers who […]

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Free events for unpaid carers

23 January 2022

Are you an unpaid carer looking for free events for fun, relaxation and social connection? Until June 2022, Central Bayside Community Health will provide eligible carers with respite support, allowing them to participate in up to 20 hours of FREE respite events and activities. This support is available to unpaid carers providing informal support to […]

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Priority PCR testing for disabilty workers

20 January 2022

National Disabilty Services (NDS) have advised that disability workers identified as COVID-19 positive contacts are now in the Priority 1 group for PCR testing with results to be processed quickly.   Priority testing applies when a disability worker is a contact (regardless of whether it is a workplace, household, or social contact) or if symptomatic. This priority does not apply to surveillance […]

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Updated NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) operational guidelines

29 November 2021

The NDIS have updated the Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) operational guidelines. They’ve made them simpler, clearer and easy to use, giving you more information about how home and living supports are funded. They provide greater clarity about home and living supports, and what the NDIS can and can’t fund. The […]

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Your Voice Your Choice conference

12 October 2021

Don’t miss the Disability Trust ‘Your Voice Your Choice’ conference this Friday 15 October 2021, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEDT.  The Key Note Speaker will be the inspiring Nas Campanella, Disability Affairs Reporter for the ABC. Other speakers include Martin Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer from the NDIA and Liz Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer of Carers Australia.  Hosted online on October […]

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