The Victorian Government has released an expression of interest to identify providers that it could transfer some DHHS run services to. Victoria is focusing this first EOI on Independent Living (SIL); Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA)/Respite: Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS); and Behavioural Intervention Services (BIS). Organisations interested in applying for the Victorian EOI have until 29 June to submit their EOI.
This is a small scale experiment for Victoria, which has traditionally been reluctant to hand over state-run services to non-government providers. Victoria’s EOI follows on from the wholesale outsourcing of all NSW Government operated services that has been occurring over the past few months.
Look up the term ‘NDIS Subject Matter Specialist’ and you will find the definition is ‘Luke Bo’sher’. Luke has encyclopedic knowledge of the NDIS and knows so much about the SDA, it is seriously scary. Luke was a key player in the development of the NDIS, working extensively on scheme design in his roles as a Director at the NDIA and advisor at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In his time at the NDIA, Luke’s work focused on sector engagement, SDA and the murky areas of overlap between the NDIS and other mainstream systems such as health and education.
A couple of years ago, Luke completed a Fulbright Scholarship at New York University’s Center for Urban Policy. In addition to a moonlighting with DSC, Luke’s day job is the Summer Foundation’s Head of Policy & Strategy.
Luke is a Subject Matter Specialist in SDA & SIL.
The precedent set by the case of LMNT v. the NDIA at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will force the Agency to completely rethink how it creates childhood plans. Friend of DSC Sam Prior gives you the lowdown on what every carer and provider needs to know.
The Pathways Review was released without much fanfare earlier this week. But this important document offers hope that change is afoot, writes Sara Gingold.
The NDIA have announced the organisations who will be operating as Local Area Coordinators (LACs) across South Australia.
The NDIA have made a very important change in the functionality of the Participant Portal, writes Sally Coddington.
The Western Australian Government has finally announced its intention to join the rest of the country in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The NDIA have this morning made two important announcements: 1. A new participant pathway is being trialled and 2. The price limits for Short Term Accommodation (Respite) will be increased.
The NDIA recently updated the Specialist Disability Accommodation Price Guide, increasing both New Build and Existing Stock prices by 2.1%.
The 2017 Budget confirmed that the NDIS will be fully funded by an increase in the Medicare levy. Evie looks at what this means and explores what else Budget 2017 had to say about the NDIS.
The Victorian Government has released an expression of interest to identify providers that it could transfer some DHHS run services to.
The NDIA have now released the list of organisations who will be funded under the Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) program in the ACT.