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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 flu shots for all Victorians in June 2022

31 May 2022

Free flu shots will be offered between to all Victorians aged six months and over from 1 – 30 June. Cases of flu in Victoria have increased by more than 30 percent at the end of May. With case numbers rising so quickly it’s more important than ever that Victorians protect themselves, their loved ones […]

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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has made recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

10 May 2022

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an extra COVID-19 vaccine dose for higher risk groups. This recommendation includes residents of disability care facilities and people aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise, as defined by ATAGI. People who do not meet this description but believe they need a Winter dose should […]

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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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Enrol to vote

1 April 2022

The 2022 federal election is due to be announced in the coming weeks. It is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over to be enrolled to vote. Electoral rolls close one week after the next federal election date is decided. The AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) provides assistance for people living with disability […]

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National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) relaxed sessions for all

31 March 2022

The NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) is now hosting relaxed sessions. They are encouraging all visitors who could benefit from a quieter experience to come along and enjoy a variety of upcoming exhibitions. What does this mean for you? There will be fewer people, reduced sensory stimuli and a much calmer environment for you to […]

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Financial assistance for people impacted by the pandemic

18 January 2022

Did you know there is still financial assistance and grants available from the Government if you are impacted by COVID? The Victorian Government is ensuring all Victorians can continue to access the critical help they need to stay safe and well with an additional $27 million for more food and financial relief for our most […]

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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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