The NDIS has given people with disability the power to decide which service providers will sink and which will swim. In this new, competitive environment, co-design and participant engagement are not just a “feel-good” ideas, but just plain business sense. We are all the foremost experts of our own lives. Therefore, the more you engage the experts- people with disabilities- in your service design, the more your services will reflect desires and aspirations of your customers.
The Metro-Regional Intellectual Disability Network (MIRD) has produced this handy toolkit to guide you on your co-design adventures. It includes foundation principles, practical examples and engagement strategies. The toolkit is targeted at the health sector, but all the information can just as easily apply to disability services. Happy exploring!
Changing IT systems can be one of the biggest stresses that providers in the disability sector will face. Rob explores what you need to consider before taking the plunge.
As part of the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program, the Department of Social Services has released a new NDIS Demand Map that every provider needs to know about.
DSS recently announced new funding to assist providers and organisation to grow into the NDIS market. Rob Woolley explores the details.
Which Brad Pitt film has the most relevance to NDIS providers today? Rob gives you the answer, along with some essential tips on how to measure success in the New World.
Last year, we called out for nominations for the DSC Annual Provider Award for NDIS Transition. We are excited to award it to a provider who tackled the challenges of NDIS transition with creativity and fantastic stakeholder engagement.
What would you do differently if you could start your NDIS journey from the beginning? Two years after his original hit blog, Rob explores what he would change about his transition if he could turn back time… for a second time.
Registering as an NDIS provider is complicated. Here is a free guide to the process and some resources to help you through the journey.
This handy (free) online tool helps Participants work through the daunting task of Pre-Planning and get the most out of their NDIS Plan.
Everyone is looking for the magical IT solution which will solve all their problems. But as Shiung explains, the problem is rarely ever about technology.
Sara explores Most Significant Change, a helpful tool for investigating your organisation’s impact on the lives of the people it supports.