Category: Disability Sector News

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for Victorians with disability – extended to 30 September, 2022

21 July 2022

The free rapid antigen tests program for eligible Victorians with disability has been extended to 30 September 2022. It’s a time to ensure everyone with disability has access to enough rapid antigen tests. Early detection of COVID-19 helps protect people from serious illness by ensuring earlier diagnosis and treatment. Until 30 September, Victorian NDIS participants, […]

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18 July 2022

The My NDIS app gives participants a more accessible and user-friendly way to: make and manage claims view their budget view plan information and personal details. NDIS participants, carers and supporters are encouraged to try out the app and provide feedback via the feedback option in the app. The my NDIS mobile app will work […]

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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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