Thursday, 16 January 2014

News and commentary on the NDIS (14)

Dates and venues for NDIS Community Forums - Hunter region, February 2013
You are invited to:
  • Hear detailed information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Meet members of your local National Disability Insurance Agency team
  • Learn about becoming involved with the scheme
  • Ask questions

New National Standards for Disability Services endorsed
Department of Social Services, 20th December 2013
At the 18 December meeting of the Standing Council on Disability Reform ministers from all jurisdictions endorsed the revised National Standards for Disability Services.  These new standards are seen as a transitional reform enabling nationally consistent quality standards to apply for the disability services sector. They have a greater focus on person centred approaches and promote choice and control by people with disability. These are considered critical under the National Disability Insurance Scheme ...

Disability funding is no charity - it's an investment
Elizabeth Manning, The Conversation, 19th December 2013
... Aside from the fact that the NDIS is set up to provide only “reasonable and necessary” services, Hockey and Newman are missing the bigger picture: investment in disability support now will deliver savings later ...

Disability scheme changes Lynne's life
Rachel Baxendale, The Australian, 27th December 2013
For the first time in years, Lynne Foreman has been able to sleep in the same bed as her husband.
The Geelong great-grandmother has also received a pair of new shoes after a three-year wait, and a new wheelchair is on its way. The 57-year-old has become one of the first people to benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme ...

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