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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

News and commentary on the. NDIS (33)

NDIS Newsletter, May 2015

Quarterly NDIS report to March 2015

NDIS helps Briahna Grant-Griffin set up rag doll business with push-button sewing machine
Claire Colley, Canberra Times, 8th June, 2015
... Like most 20-year-olds, Ms Grant-Griffin needs to earn money to make the dream a reality, but living with cerebral palsy makes working a full time job a challenge. Thanks to a push-button sewing machine paid for through the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Ms Grant-Griffin is setting up her own business Lis and Bri Upcycling with help from her mum Alisa Griffin ...

Uniting Care ends disability service
Ian Kirkwood, Newcastle Herald, 29th May 2015
Church welfare organisation Uniting Care will no longer provide disability care in the Hunter, and staff are blaming difficulties with the National Disability Insurance Scheme for the decision. Uniting Care denies the move is related to the NDIS but acknowledges it will no longer provide disability services after conducting a ‘‘review’’ of its operations ...

Disability Loop - new websiteAustralian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) launched the Disability Loop website in late May.

“Disability Loop aims to give people with disability and their families information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that is up to date, easy to find and easy to use,” said Matthew Wright, AFDO CEO.

“Disability Loop is different to the NDIS website because it is run by and for people with disability and their families. It also brings together information from lots of different websites, not just the NDIS."

Disability Loop is a project run by AFDO and funded by the NDIS Sector Development Fund (SDF).

The Disability Loop website and its accompanying social media channels (eNews, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) are the online face of AFDO's Disability Loop project.

The Disability Loop website is one element in the broader Disability Loop project. More elements of the project will be developed later in the year. This is what we can tell you a bit about now:
  • The Disability Loop website. AFDO has developed and will maintain a website to house and promote information relating to the NDIS. Disability Loop staff have developed and will distribute an accompanying eNews, and accompanying social media activities.
  • Gap analysis and resource development. Disability Loop project staff have been consulting broadly with the Australian disability advocacy sector about the NDIS. Disability Loop will provide a comprehensive report on the information needs of people with a disability and/or their families, and develop resources to meet identified needs. This may include printed and electronic resources.
Diana Qian, Every Australian Counts, 22nd January 2015
... Since the Productivity Commission’s report in 2011 on disability care and support it’s widely quoted that the current disability system is ‘broken’. We look to the NDIS as the fix but from where I’m sitting the institutional racism that permeated the ‘broken’ system is not being consciously addressed in the new fix ...

Disability advocates call for Senator Mitch Fifield to be 'more forthcoming' over NDIS funding
Norman Hermant, ABC News, 28th May 2015
Disability advocates' concerns grow as another federal budget passes without specific details about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be paid for when it is rolled out in full.

Looking at NDIS funding can be misleading ...

Finn Pratt rewarded for role in historic NDIS social policy
Noel Towell, Canberra Times, 8th June 2015
The Department of Social Services boss has been named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration for his work on the National Disability Insurance Scheme ...

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