News tagged with NDIS

Mind the Gap Workshop: Help your organisation thrive in the NDIS transitionNovember 9 -

 

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health is hosting a one-day forum titled “Mind the Gap”- Identify the gaps and help your organisation thrive in the NDIS transition. I have included a brochure and a draft agenda for your reference.

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) is pleased to invite you to a very exciting one-day only workshop, which we hope will be game changing for your organisation as you strive to provide the best possible service for your customers.

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Information for younger people in aged care and the NDIS 

The Department of Health has released information, including:
•    factsheets to support the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
•    how aged care providers can maintain services through the transition period
•    how a younger person can prepare for their NDIS eligibility meeting.
For more information, visit the department’s website.

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Local group launches Australia’s first disability access app

 

Brisbane based disability support service Carers Link, in partnership with Disability Support Queensland, has launched Access 4000, the nation’s only smartphone app to provide information on some Brisbane venues and infrastructure with disability access features like wheelchair/pram ramps, disabled toilets and disabled parking. ...

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We all have the right to live independent lives

We all have the right to live independent lives, to live in the community of their choice, have a home of their own, and to be able to come and go as they please. This includes people with disability, right?  ...

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Budget Update on Aged and Disability Transport

A two-year extension of the Commonwealth Home Support Program, which is the prime funding source for transport services for older Australians, was announced in last month’s 2017- 2018 Budget.

The budget also provided good news for NDIS participants, with continued funding for the NDIS being provided through a 0.5% increase in the Medicare levy.

With the NDIS being rolled out across Australia, there have been numerous reports of under funding of transport in NDIS packages, with transport being highlighted … Read the rest

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National Disability Scheme (NDIS) and important changes to Transport

For people with disability, transport is changing through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. These changes are a contentious issue, with many participants of the NDIS outrages at these changes, ultimately having a negative impact on their lives – not what any of us were expecting from the NDIS. ...

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Commonwealth Continuity of Support Program (CoS)

The Commonwealth Continuity of Support Program (CoS) is a specialist disability service for older people. ...

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NDIS – Gaps in Mental Health

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Over the past few months, there have been emerging reports of concerns people with mental illness will fall through potential gaps with the NDIS.  According to some reports, more than 100,000 people living with mental illness could be left without support as money from a number of federal programs is rolled into the $22 billion scheme.

Some community-based, recovery-oriented programs have been scheduled to cease, leading to potentially significant consequences.

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Commonwealth Continuity of Support Program (CoS)

The Commonwealth Continuity of Support Program (CoS) is a specialist disability service for older people.  This new program has been established to ensure that older people with disability currently receiving state funded disability services, but are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), be provided with ongoing support – they do not have to access aged care supports or services should they choose not to.

Through the Continuity of Support Program, people will be supported to achieve similar … Read the rest

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Update

The NDIS continues rolling out across Queensland for people with disability living in Mackay, Isaac and the Whitsundays.

The number of people receiving disability support in Queensland is forecast to grow from 48,000 to 91,000 by 2019 – an increase of more than 90 %.

In Mackay alone, the number is forecast to grow from 1,400 people to 3,100 people by 2019 – an increase of more than 100 %!

The NDIS will also boost the Queensland economy by $2.5 … Read the rest

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