Disability providers have welcomed a $850 million funding boost to the NDIS, but say it may not be enough to stop some service providers from closing down.Read More
Greenacres will be forced to cut its services for people with a disability unless the government acts to fix ongoing issues with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Read More
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is being criticised by participants after it refused to fund $10,000 for a hearing aid upgrade for a profoundly deaf man and instead gave him $15,000 for social outings.Read More
The NDIS offers the promise of a brighter future for thousands of Australians. But that promise is falling short. If we don’t act now, disability service provides across the country face collapse or at least significant challenges to their capacity to provide quality services for people with disability.
That’s why NDS is launching our Deliver the Promise election campaign to get the NDIS on track.Read More
Younger people living in aged care homes will move into age-appropriate housing over the coming years with the support of the federal government.
Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher said nearly 2000 younger Australians were living in aged-care homes, which were not always equipped to support their disabilities.Read More
In case you wanted to be there and couldn’t make it, here’s a summary of Fran Connelley’s personal key takeaways from the NDIS Leaders Breakfast held at the ICC in Sydney last week.Read More
In the space of two short years, Kirby Littley went from being a young teacher with the world at her feet, to a patient in an aged care home, barely able to speak.Read More
Eleven autism organisations have joined forces to bring positive change to the autism community, ahead of the federal election this year.Read More
A small disability care provider was forced to accumulate a large credit card debt and stop taking new clients because he was chasing more than $30,000 in unpaid services from the National Disability Insurance Agency.Read More
Launceston disability sport and recreation organisation New Horizons fears it could shut down in mid-2020 as a result of no ongoing funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Read More
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the federal government will pay for the royal commission into disability abuse, which will be permitted to also scrutinise the massive National Disability Insurance Scheme.Read More
You could be forgiven for having royal commission fatigue at this point in time.
Since 2013 we've established royal commissions into pink batts, the banks, sexual abuse in institutions, trade unions, juvenile justice in the NT and aged care.Read More
The NSW and federal governments have rescued the "ground-breaking" Ability Links NSW disability program from oblivion, promising at least $40 million to keep the service running into next year.Read More
The cracks in a system tasked with helping the nation's most vulnerable are particularly wide in Mitchell Fielke's hometown.Read More