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NDIS News - NDIS Worker Screening Check

On 1 February 2021, states and territories will start implementing new NDIS worker screening arrangements as part of a national approach to worker screening.

'It's so good to be heard!' - September 2020

This update on the latest news in the disability sector will connect you with information at this crucial time. R U OK day reminds us that it's important to check-in with each other often. Remember to ask, listen, encourage action, and check-in. Learn skills in how to better connect with others.

'Seeing the very good news below the headlines' - August 2020

We know that disability practitioners have been working extremely hard in extraordinary circumstances to deliver the best and safest services possible. At the same time, the media is responsible for informing the public about issues and so has reported on cases where people with disability did not receive the level of support expected. Sometimes it's easy got people to think this is the full story.

'Exclusive member-only resources' - August 2020

A career in the disability sector is a rewarding one. As a disability practitioner, you apply your expertise to perform one of many diverse roles in supporting people with disabilty, their families, and communities. Your unique knowledge and skills are being recognised by the community more and more each day.

'It's OK to not be 100% OK' - August 2020

This update on the latest news in the disability sector will connect you with information at this crucial time. Right now our colleagues are again on the front line of delivering essential disability services in the best and safest way possible. This time it is different, this time we are hopefully more prepared. We have grown our capabilities and systems. Our Victorian colleagues are building this capability for us all and we thank them for their strength.

'Being. Connecting' - April 2020

We are all learning new ways of being. Embracing technology and zero certainty; while staying focused on the task at hand. Connecting as a community is more important than ever. Connecting virtually is a necessity - but this is not an option for all practitioners. Hands on service delivery must continue and practitioners are learning new, safe and clever ways to do it well. Join the NDP FaceBook group - NDP COVID-19 Ready - to learn and share journeys and ideas with your disability buddies.

NDP Newsletter - COVID-19 Ready?

COVID-19 has the potential to seriously impact disability service provider activities and requires specific action to maintain the health and safety of you, your colleagues and the clients you are supporting.

NDP Newsletter -...An equal world is an enabled world

An equal world is an enabled world. This is the theme for International Women's Day 2020 celebrated on March 8. This call to action resonates with all workers across the disability sector who strive to make life equal for all people with disability - regardless of their gender.

February newsletter 2020

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. These words by Charles Dickens describe our nations summer. Communities have been devastated. But incredibly, so many inspiring people found strength to support others.

NDP Newsletter - On The Subject Of Allied Health

The Australian disability workforce is diverse and rapidly growing. Each workforce segment shares common and unique challenges. Did you know that "Allied Health" is a generic term for what is more than 15 separate but interdependent professions? Each separate profession is grappling with learning new ways to collaborate and deliver new services.