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We all now know that COVID-19 will impact every person, in every aspects of their lives. 

As a disability service provider you must take specific action to maintain the health and safety of you, your family, your colleagues and the clients you are supporting.

This is a enormous responsibility and our role at NDP is to help you at this time.

NDP recognises that although there is a lot of information - but much of this might not be specific to the work you are doing. 

This siteaims to help you to be ready, by providing up-to-date links for information, training and other resources that we anticipate you will need.

We are also ready to answer your questions, to know of the further needs. Please send through your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connecting as a professional community is more important than ever.

Connecting virtually is a necessity as is learning new ways of working. Buddy Up and Join others like you in the online private FB discussion group. The community sharing their ideas on how they are responding and adapting.

Stay safe and sane during this time of uncertainty!  

The NDP team.

NDS CORONAVIRUS HUB

NDS is the national peak organisation representing disability service providers.  NDS has developed a dedicated COVID-19 information hub to support everyone with an interest in disability services.

In the NDS hub you will find the latest information and LINKS across the following categories
  1. Australian, State & Territory Health departments 
  2. NDIA and NDIS Commission
  3. Work, Health & Safety
  4. Business Support & Advice
  5. Resources

NDS also provides a specialised set of recources as benefit for members only.

NDP CORONAVIRUS SITE

The NDP Hub endeavours to anticipate the needs of individual practitioners and to provide the information, tips and resources needed to work well - and differently at this time.

The topics will evolve and are:
  1. Working smarter & safely (CHANGING UP)
  2. Embracing IT (TECHNOLOGY & SERVICE INNOVATION)
  3. Staying emotionally fit (MENTAL HEALTH)
  4. Supporting clients (RESOURCES)
  5. Taking care of business (MONEY, RISK, ADAPTATION)
  6. Celebrating achievements (INSPIRATION)

The NDP eNEWS will regularly highlight the developments across the sector.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS COMBINED - COVID-19 HUB
This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from ALL government agencies across Australia.
Information categories include:
- Key updates
- Health alerts
- Restrictions & Safety advice
- Financial Supports
- Support for individuals, families and communities
- Education & Childcare
- Business & Employers
- State & Territories activites
- Stay connected

Download the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join our WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android

** NOTE :  WESTERN AUSTRALIA - dedicated phone line and email for service providers seeking urgent COVID-19 information and assistance.   
Phone number: 08 61678777   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MESSAGE FROM THE DISABILITY REFORM COUNCIL

 
DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION
Calling on all Australian governments to ensure the safety of people with disability.

 

1. Working Smarter & Safely (CHANGING UP)
WORKING SAFE
The use of surgical masks
Access to PPE is a complex and evoling issue. The NDIS Commission has advised that PPE can be requested to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. subject to a number of triage conditions.
Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles
Tips and tricks from healthcare workers. Mobile in a ziplock. good idea ! 
Posters for good hygeine.
MEDICINES ACCESS
Community pharmacies funded to deliver medicines to vulneable people via this program
 
2. Embracing IT (TECHNOLOGY & SERVICE INNOVATION)
Keep well-informed of scams reported by the Australian community by visiting the Australian Government sites Stay Smart Online and Scamwatch.
 
3. Staying emotionally Fit (MENTAL HEALTH)
Anxiety tips from the Australian Psychological Society.
 
4. Supporting clients (RESOURCES)
ALL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
Supporting people with a disability develop a COVID 19 Response Plan with this resource.
 
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
MULTICULTURAL
Hand hygeine posters
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
Symptoms and hygeine posters
 
5. Taking care of business (MONEY, RISK, ADAPTATION)

EMPLOYMENT
Retaining employees with "Job Keeper payments"

NDIS BUSINESS COACHING
Free business stimulus advice.  Get telephone support for your business and advice on your eligibility to access the new relief packages.

COMMERCIAL LEASES
Rent Relief Package for commercial tenants.

SOLE TRADERS

NSW - New assistance scheme - up to $10K for small business who have had to close or reduce operating hours.
TAS - Support packages for emergency and development activities.

 

6. Celebrating achievements (INSPIRATION)
Virtual Happy Hour - Blind Citizens Australia launches weekday sessions to connect socially isolated people who are blind or vision impaired.