In an NDIS environment dominated by uncertainty and change, how do you avoid getting lost in the confusion? As Roland explores, there is no map to meaningful success, you have to find your internal compass instead.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is the ultimate testing ground for all things NDIS, which makes it extremely exciting when we see cases like PM v NDIS that cover an exceptional amount of ground. In the first of this two part series, Sara explores the exciting implications rulings from the case will have for providers and Participants.
This handy (free) online tool helps Participants work through the daunting task of Pre-Planning and get the most out of their NDIS Plan.
West Australia has just been given the opportunity to apply for $7 million worth of funding via an Expression Of Interest (EOI) process. As Elizabeth explores, this round looks very different from previous ILC funding opportunities.
Health and disability services are completely dependent on one another, but are unfortunately not always equip to communicate. We look at the Summer Foundation resource designed to tackle this problem.
Despite the positive spin and data burying, Annual Reports are an incredibly important source of information for anyone connected to the Scheme. Sara explores what we have learnt from the latest report.
Only a tiny proportion of people who experience mental illness will be eligible for the NDIS. Kylie takes a detailed look into what criteria people with psychosocial disability have to meet to access the Scheme.
The word ‘respite’ is now considered passé, but the support still exists in the NDIS - if you know how to ask for it. Sara looks at a Carers Australia report that explores how this small change in language is massively disadvantaging some families.
In late 2017, the NDIA declared that it did not consider swallowing assessments and plans to be a reasonable and necessary support. Jim Simpson from CID looks at the reasons for this controversial decision and what is being done to fight it.
Going the extra mile day after day is running many Support Coordinators off their feet. Evie explores what makes this role particularly difficult to sustain and what can be done to support them.
Worker screening processes will soon be changing to a nationally consistent system under the Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Jessica explores what we know about what the process will look like and what providers must do to get ready.
A national approach to behaviour support and restrictive practice could mean significant changes for NDIS providers. Jessica explores the differences between state and territory policies and the new national regulatory regime.
The Agency has just released first of its kind data on the progress of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Brent dives into the numbers and analyses what they tell us about how SDA is tracking.
Yesterday, the Federal government told us that they had listened to community concerns and had a plan to support people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS. But as Sara explores, it is a plan that feels a little too familiar.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will not be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people will find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
With the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework, the rules around restrictive practices are going to change. Jessica answers common queries we get from providers about what this will mean for registration requirements and Participant’s who take medications.
In this powerful article, Sally revisits the idea of love at the frontline and what it has meant to her family when it matters most.
One question we regularly get asked by worried providers familiarising themselves with the NDIS registration process is "who is going to pay for all of this?" Bronwyn explores what the new costs are and who will be paying the bill.
Support Coordinators are critical to your organisation’s success. Sam Paior tell us how to make the most of the relationship with these people who matter.