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Free navigation service for vision-impaired Sydney commuters

11 August 2020

Sydney train commuters who are blind or low vision will temporarily have free access to a navigation service to help them get around the city's stations, with advocates now pushing to make the change permanent.

PPE costs claimable in VIC and NSW

11 August 2020

NDIS participants living in Victoria and New South Wales, who have face-to-face assisted daily living supports can flexibly use their existing funds to cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE).

400,000 NDIS participants and counting

11 August 2020

NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman reflects on the milestone, and how the scheme continues to grow, improve, and support Australians living with disability.

'Looming' COVID-19 emergency in disability support homes

07 August 2020

Residents and workers in group homes for people with disabilities face "a looming emergency" due to lack of training in use of personal protective equipment and inadequate preparation to combat coronavirus infection.

Governments urged to prioritise Victorians with disability during second COVID wave

07 August 2020

Disability groups say a holistic plan is urgently needed to protect Victorians with disability during the state’s extended lockdown period, and prevent a deadly outbreak from occurring in group homes.

Extra disability help fast-tracked in SA

07 August 2020

Extra resources to safeguard disabled people considered particularly vulnerable will be fast-tracked in South Australia following the death of a woman in appalling circumstances.

Disability workers face illness risk and uncertainty due to COVID-19, survey finds

07 August 2020

Disability support workers are risking illness with minimal training during the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey has found. Of those who took time off due to illness, only 47 percent were paid, reflecting the workforce's casual nature.

Ten coronavirus cases confirmed in Aruma group home in Melbourne's northern suburbs

07 August 2020

One of Australia's largest disability service providers has confirmed three residents and seven staff in a Victorian group home have tested positive to COVID-19.

NDIS makes it easier for participants to get face masks

07 August 2020

National Disability Insurance Scheme participants in New South Wales and Victoria who rely on face-to-face supports will now be able to use NDIS funding to buy masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), the federal government has announced.

Is the NDIS prepared for the surge of post-COVID disability?

07 August 2020

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus’ high recovery rate was often touted as a source of hope in an increasingly negative news cycle. But as the weeks have morphed into months, one thing that has become increasingly clear is that a large cohort of people with virus neither recover nor pass away: they simply stay sick.