The Mission Australia Youth Survey has taken a disability lens to its data for the first time Young people with disability are more likely to report poor mental health and are twice as likely to have been bullied in the past year than young people without disability, according to data analysis from Mission Australia.
The Federal Government says it “wants answers” on the death of disability care recipient Ann Marie Smith in what police described as “degrading circumstances”, as pressure mounts on federal and state authorities to explain how her case was overlooked.
The Australian Government is continuing to take action to help Australians whose mental health and wellbeing is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an additional $48.1 million to support the Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan presented to the National Cabinet this morning.
The lack of awareness of our human rights permeates throughout the health sector and recent hearingsby the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability have shed light on the human cost. Health sector responses have been a life-and-death matter for people with disabilities for a very long time. Throw in a global pandemic and reforms to health sector policy and practice have never been more urgent.
Over and over the last two weeks, the same words echoed. They didn’t listen to me. They didn’t see me. They didn’t think I was worth helping.
Senators heard at an estimates hearing that the National Disability Insurance Agency is still working through 16,000 unopened email enquiries.
Ms Mitchell’s testimony at the third public hearing held in western Sydney this month has been one of many to shine a light on the challenges of getting treatment for complex medical conditions, and navigating Australia’s health system.
The Australian health care system is not equipped to meet the complex needs of people with intellectual disability, UNSW Professor Julian Trollor said. “People with intellectual disability are dying from similar things to most Australians, but there is a large gap when it comes to the proportion of potentially avoidable deaths” he said.
People with intellectual disability face a profound life-time struggle with a health system that at times ignores and mistreats them, a royal commission has been told. A doctor says patients with intellectual disability may not understand they are receiving inadequate care nor have the ability to report it.
Frustrated doctors have admitted to cutting corners to ensure children with disabilities can access government funding sooner.
Investigating the impact of NDIS market settings on participants with a psychosocial disability and providers
Closing date: March 2, 2020
Pre-NDIS, psychosocial supports were delivered by a skilled workforce with specialist capability and competence to practice in ways that promote recovery, as well as identify and appropriately intervene to prevent relapse, psychiatric crises and suicide risk. The type of providers, workforce and nature of supports traditionally provided to people with a psychosocial disability is evolving under the NDIS. This project will determine if differential market settings are needed to ensure providers are able to respond effectively, safely and viably to the unique needs of NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability. Have your say by completing a survey.
One of the major issues Associate Professor Davis has encountered with the NDIS planning process has been a lack of communication between practitioners and the scheme, which can result in inefficiencies.
Experts are shining new light on the reasons why so many Australians with intellectual disabilities are dying from potentially avoidable deaths at a young age. Those living with an intellectual disability say it’s not uncommon for doctors to dismiss their concerns or even ignore them all together.
The Victorian government has pledged to adopt all recommendations made in the interim report of the state’s mental health royal commission. But achieving broad system change will require streamlining state and Commonwealth responsibilities, away from the current model where blurred lines see many people falling through the cracks.
During a session at the Victorian Homelessness Conference, panellists from across the social sector discussed how the NDIS was catering to people with disability who were homeless or at risk.