Accessibility Tools

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From 12 January 2022, if you normally have a support worker help you with meal preparation at home, you can temporarily use your Core supports budget to pay for a meal preparation and delivery service instead.

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The NDIA has published the ‘Improving Support Coordination for NDIS Participants’ paper. The paper outlines the outcomes from reviewing the current support coordination model. We discuss the paper, and IDEAS tool to help Support Coordinators. 

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Public hearing 20 continues the series of Royal Commission hearings examining how disability service providers prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. In the course of this examination, the Royal Commission will also inquire into how the current systems of funding and oversight of disability services protect people with disabilities from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

A young male helps a girl to take a drink. She is in a wheelchair. They are in the kitchen with 2 other adults.

A new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner will begin next year. Tracy Mackey will start her role in January 2022, for a 3-year appointment.  

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From mid-2021, the Senate began an inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) payment and the accessibility challenges that surround it. During this Inquiry, the application processes for the payment will be analysed, with the final reporting date being the first sitting week of February 2022.

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November 2021 the Royal Commission publishes two new reports providing historic insights into the experiences of people with disability in Australia.

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South Western Sydney Local Health District has established a supported vaccination service for people with disabilities, their families and carers. Bookings are required.

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On 19 October 2021, the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS tabled its final report on Independent Assessments. 

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Have you ever wondered what life is like in the spotlight? Perhaps you have always had a desire to be on stage or television. Look no further! Family Planning NSW has reached out to IDEAS in search of new cast members. Details are below.

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The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW Sydney is currently running a research project that aims to design, implement, and evaluate a new palliative care service for people with intellectual disability.

This is important because people with intellectual disability often find it hard to access palliative care that is tailored to their needs.