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.
2018: it’s had its problems but one thing nobody can deny is that it has been a HUGE year for the NDIS. Sara reflects on all the ways this year has made NDIS history.
The NDIA have made a very welcome change to their position on Support Coordinators in plan review meetings.
After months of waiting, we now know which providers will be the LAC and ECEI Access Partners. And they are…
The NDIA will today announce a new pricing tier for self-care, social and recreational support for Participants with "very complex" support needs.
In Part 2 of our series examining the explosive PM v NDIA case, Sara explores where the Tribunal fell on the Participant’s Core budget. The wide reaching case covers Activities of Daily Living, Consumables and Sustaining Informal Supports. It is not one to be missed.
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.
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.
At long last, the new SIL Provider Pack has arrived. Sara explores some of its fresh new features.
The NDIS has now officially turned 5 and has marked the occasion with another Quarterly Report. Sara delves into this data-filled snapshot of 5 years of NDIS.
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.