NDIS–Disability and Employment
We mentioned in our November 2018 Newsletter that studies for service providers, carers, participants and support workers need to be analysed. From 626 service providers surveyed, over 50% of them reporting worse operating environment, and 80% showed sign of uncertainty (https://www.nds.org.au/news/state-of-the-disability-sector-report-2018
NDIS–Disability Work Has No Breaks
Whilst NDIS service providers are having a break for the Christmas and New Year, the pressure has never been released in our work. This year, another independent and agency called the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission was setup and became operatonal in July. It was established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. The Commission will regulate the NDIS market and handle complaints about the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
As a registered NDIS service provider, DAPA is required to have our procedures reviewed and our staff given the appropriate training to comply to those standards. We are working on submitting renewal of our registration before the end of January 2019. We are working hard through this holiday period to fine tuning our practices.
NDIS–For Job Seekers with Disability
If you care for a person with a disability who is in their final two years of schooling, or has left school and looking for employment, please contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) 13 77 88. NDIA will help you understand about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and will guide you through the process, including referral to a Local Area Coordination or LAC who will organise a meeting to develop a plan. The Plan is the starting point – it details a person’s dreams and aspirations. Your LAC will assist you in identifying reasonable and necessary support toward achieving your goals.