The NDIA has now completed its Local Area Coordination (LAC) tender process in the 2017 roll out regions in VIC, SA, QLD & ACT. The following four organisations will be acting as LACs:
- Barossa, Light & Lower North
- Northern Adelaide
- Central Highlands
- Ovens Murray
- Wimmera South West (formally known as Western District)
- Inner East Melbourne
- Inner Gippsland
- Outer East Melbourne
Earlier this year, we wrote that we were disappointed to see that Peer Workers had been removed from the list of professions who could provide Support Coordination. But now, as Evie reports, that has all changed in the updated Guide to Suitability.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) recently took the extraordinary step of publicly reprimanding the NDIA and calling for ministerial intervention. Sara explores how it came to this, and why being forced to appeal is detrimental to Participants.
The latest Quarterly Report has finally landed. Sara picks out the key pieces of information that absolutely every provider needs to know.
The issue of transport, particular who pays for it and by how much, continues to plague both the NDIA and participants. Last month, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal heard another case of a young man appealing for extra funding to aid his transportation.
Earlier this month the Ombudsman released its report into the NDIA’s review processes and spoiler alert: the results aren’t pretty. Sara gives you the lowdown on what the Ombudsman said, and what it means for participants.