In a recent statement Australian Unity has confirmed that it will scale down its NDIS services over the next 12 months. At least 3,000 NDIS recipients from regional NSW and Victoria will have to find new care providers as a result of this decision. Australian Unity confirmed that the decision was a consequence of the financial pressures facing NDIS providers. A spokesperson confirmed that this decision was vital in ensuring that Australian Unity continues to provide high stan
There is significant change involved for providers to transition to the new behaviour support and restrictive practices arrangements as part of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission. As the NDIS Commission begins operation progressively across Australia, transitional provisions give providers time to meet the new requirements. In this blog we update you on the new requirements for providers. The new arrangements for behaviour support under the NDIS Commission focus on
A new short course is now available to assist all NDIS workers to better support people with disability.
The Worker Orientation Module: ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is a free, interactive online short course that explains the obligations of workers under the NDIS Code of Conduct from the perspective of NDIS participants. It was developed in consultation with the sector, including NDIS providers and people with a disability.
It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the f
The Royal Commission is holding public hearings in Sydney from Monday 6 May 2019 to Wednesday 8 May 2019, and from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 17 May 2019. Residents of aged care facilities will provide first-hand accounts of their lives in institutions during these hearings and 40 people have been called to provide evidence to the Commission. The Sydney hearings will inquire into: the perspective and experience of people in residential aged care and people living with demen
The Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has appointed Dr Melanie Wroth as its first Chief Clinical Advisor. Commissioner Janet Anderson said Dr Wroth, who has an extensive background in geriatric medicine, will provide expert clinical advice to Commission staff and also assist aged care providers to source and access guidance on best practice clinical care for people receiving aged care services. “This appointment comes at an important time, as the Commission a
Today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially announced a disability royal commission, having gained the necessary approvals from the Governor-General and support from the states and territories. Former Federal Court judge Ronald Sackville AO, QC will lead the commission, supported by five commissioners. "We have to establish a culture of respect for people living with disabilities and the families who support, love and care for them," Mr Morrison said. Key Points Forme
It is looking increasingly likely that the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is moving toward calling a royal commission into the abuse of disabled Australians, with major states ready to sign up to support an inquiry which could cover decades of horrific allegations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to the states and territories asking for their support in establishing a royal commission into abuse in the disabled sector. New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia h
Today’s blog post provides an update on the Royal Commission into Aged Care. The first fortnight of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has wrapped up and after seven days of evidence from families, medical experts, aged care bodies and unions, this is what we have learned so far; The first hearings in Adelaide are done and will resume on March 18 The commission has heard evidence from families, medical experts, aged care bodies and unions Evidence has reve
A new screening approach to be introduced this year will ensure safe and quality support for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. The NDIS Worker Screening Database, introduced into Federal Parliament on 13 February will offer a nationally consistent approach to screening people who work alongside NDIS participants. The new NDIS Worker Screening is expected to start in July 2019 in all States and Territories except Western Australia. Minister for Families