Tuesday, 6 December 2016

News and commentary on the NDIS (60)

The official NDIS website provides access to documents, and up to date information about how the NDIS works, and NDIS events such as local workshops and webinars.


NDIS and Me
People with Down syndrome and/or their families and carers can join the closed Facebook Group, NDIS and Me, for discussion specifically about the NDIS and people with Down syndrome.


Disability Loop - a way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through Disability Loop you can:
  • Find a great selection of resources relating to the NDIS
  • Find out how the NDIS is working for other people
  • Have your say about the NDIS
  • Keep up to date with news and events about the NDIS
Disability Loop is a project funded by the NDIS. It is run by, and for, people with disability and their allies.
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ACCC releases guidance to consumers and businesses in the disability sector
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 2 December 2016
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today released guidance to empower people with disability to use their consumer rights when buying goods and services under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ...

National Disability Insurance Scheme: Western Australia adopts own model
Nicolas Perpitch, ABC News, 2 December 2016
Western Australia will operate a version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) unlike the rest of the country, after it came to an agreement with the Commonwealth over the adoption of a state-run model ...

Abigail Dawson, Mumbrella, 21 November 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has recruited Loud to launch a state-wide campaign featuring NDIS customers.

Hiring workers, ensuring quality: responses from Hireup, Better Caring and My Supports
Libby Ellis, InCharge, 28 November 2016
In short: We’ve got a great conversation going about the ins and outs of new ways people can find support workers. Read on for our latest addition!

Geelong family takes National Disability Insurance Agency to court over NDIS deficiencies
Bethany Tyler, Geelong Advertiser, 1 December 2016
A Geelong family is taking on the National Disability Insurance Agency in a test case push for clearer funding policy ...

Peter Giblisico, On Line Opinion, 2 December 2016

The "movers and the shakers" in disability care, those who are stakeholders in the disability care industry, seek to find a solution that is cheap and safe, rather than one in which a flexible supporting regime can provide the resident with support that maintains the good things that have previously been a part of a life already constrained ...

Carers future uncertain under the NDIS says latest Anglicare report
Carers NSW, 2 December 2016
Launched today, Anglicare Sydney’s 'Carers: Doing it Tough, Doing it Well' report raises concerns about unmet needs of carers under the NDIS. It also indicates the need for more support programs for carers of people with a disability ...
National Disability Services (NDS), 5 December 2016
NDS has today released its State of the Disability Sector Report for 2016, launched in Melbourne as part of NDS’s CEO Meeting. The report paints the compelling picture that while the disability services sector remains committed to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), many providers feel uncertain about the future.

Much of the report is based on results from the 2016 Business Confidence Survey (BCS) completed by almost 550 disability service providers. The survey, which focuses on the 2015-16 financial year, highlights the amount of change and growth required by the supply side to fulfil demand under the NDIS ...
  • Note: NDS is the professional organisation representing the interests of disability service providers.

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