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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.

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.

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.

This pandemic is an opportunity to learn from the disability community. We are experts in resilience

07 August 2020

In my state, Victoria, plans to return to the office have been foiled by a second wave of Covid-19. While the circumstances in Melbourne are extremely difficult, I must admit “normal” has not been my bag for a very long time.

'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.

The Benefits Of Dance

17 December 2019

Performers from this North Queensland based dance group, Strictly Wheelchair of the Mackay Eisteddfod, share their experiences and talk about the physical and social benefits of wheelchair dancing. The group’s success has soared from a showcase performance in 2018 to participating as competitors for 2019.

NDIS Digital Marketplace Coming Soon

17 December 2019

As a means to boost NDIS participant access to more provider services as well as helping providers enter the market, the NDIS Minister, Stuart Robert has announced that the highly anticipated NDIS Digital Marketplace will be released in early 2020.