notebook on pink background with NDIS PLAN written on front. A ballpoint pen is on top of the diary with a pair of glasses in the right corner of image. Surrounded by two plants and IDEAS logo.

When you are self-managing an NDIS plan, it is important you keep track of all the expenses. Under the NDIS guidelines, you are required to keep your invoices and receipts for five years. You must have this on hand in case the NDIA audit you, just to make sure everything is above board. How can you make this large task seem more manageable? Below are IDEAS top 5 tips on handling paperwork and improving record keeping.

Wheelchair accessible toilet sign on black background

No matter who we are, or where we are, we all need to access public bathrooms every now and then. It may be something we do not think twice about, or it may be the one thing that keeps us from taking long trips away from home. Not all public toilets are made the same though, with a significant percentage being identified as not suitable for those with a disability to use.

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Due to the introduction of the Coronavirus supplement, which initially increased Jobseeker payments by $550 a fortnight, people on Jobseeker were financially better off than those on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) last year. But moving forward, which payment is better for you and are you eligible for, based on your circumstances?

A man with intellectual disability looks toward the camera

Death is a part of life. Too often death is a taboo in our society, and people avoid talking about or planning for it. This taboo is even more obvious when people with intellectual disability are part of these conversations. People with intellectual disability should learn about dying and death just as they learn about every other aspect of life. Teaching about the end of life is hard though.

Image is a butterfly. One side of the image is dark, the other is bursting with colour. Concept photo of mental health.

It can be difficult to understand what good mental health is and why it is important.

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The National Energy Retails Rules have changed. To reduce the barriers for people who need life support. The changes improve the process when you change address or energy suppliers. Read on to find out what the new rules will mean for people needing life support.

Anzac biscuits with vintage typewritten recipe

ANZAC biscuits are an institution. Golden, chewy and buttery biscuits which spark nostalgia and pay tribute to the returned and fallen Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women and the women, children and men who kept the home fires burning while supporting those on the front line with care packs of these long life, high energy snacks.

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So, you have received a notice from Services Australia asking you to choose either the Disability Support Pension or an Age Pension. But what is the difference, and is one suited to your circumstances more than the other? We cannot decide for you, BUT we can lay out the facts about each payment to make your decision easier. Read on for a bit of insight.

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The Australian Government is establishing a Royal Commission into Defence and Veterans Suicide. It will begin no later than July of this year.

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Do you ever catch yourself slumped at your desk, struggling to concentrate on the task at hand? Perhaps you yawn more than most, and water cooler conversations take more effort than usual nowadays. You may be fatigued, and this could be affecting your work and life quality! Does this hit close to home? Read on to find out about fatigue in the workplace and how everyone can manage it - including your boss!