The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced today that they've reached another milestone with 100,000 Australians having control and support over the support they receive. Read the full NDIS media release here.
New NDIA CEO Announced
July 20, 2017
The NDIA has just announced the name of it's new CEO, Robert De Luca. De Luca is the former Managing Director of Bankwest and will take over from David Bowen on the 28th August 2017 when Bowen will retire. To read the full story click here.
Changes to the Qualifications Required for People Providing Direct Care to Children in Residential Care Homes
July 7, 2017
Recently the DHHS announced changes to the qualifications required for people providing direct care in a residential care homes. As of 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) are required to hold a number of qualifications. click here to read the full story.
Taking Next Steps for National Reconciliation Week in the Disability Sector
June 1, 2017
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an annual event by Reconciliation Australia that celebrates the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The NDS looks at their work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in providing services for First Peoples with disability. Read the full story here.
Disability Sector Committed to a Zero Tolerance Approach to Abuse and Neglect
May 26, 2017
Federal Labor has outlined their policy to establish a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability. The NDS Chief Executive Dr Kevin Baker commented on the announcement, click here to read the full article.
NDP Celebrates Volunteers with Complimentary Membership for NDP Group Subscribers
May 24, 2017
In celebration of the great work that volunteers do, the National Disability Practitioners (NDP) is launching a new membership category for volunteers in the sector. Find out more here.
ASID Conference - Keynote Speakers Announced
May 16, 2017
The Australian Society for Intellectual Disability have announced the keynote speakers for their 2017 Conference. Speakers include Dr Jennifer Clegg, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and Professor Monica Cuskelly, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Tasmania. To view the full list of speakers click here, or find out more about the event here.
NDIS Report Card Released
May 12, 2017
The NDIS have released their first NDIS community report card based on feedback results from 2,100 Every Australian Counts supporters. The report highlights a number of areas of concern in the NDIS rollout.
The NDS has recently announced that the professional requirements for a disability support worker no longer mandate a minimum of Certificate 3, which means providers have more flexibility on staff and greater choice for participants.
National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.