Two New Reports on the NDIS

Only two-thirds to three-quarters of the money committed to National Disability Insurance Scheme participants is actually being spent, the latest quarterly report on the scheme reveals. The report by the National Disability Insurance Agency says that 119,501 people were being supported by the NDIS at the end of September.

The NDIS is not everything

A disabled man is in prison because the justice system fails people with disability. Advocacy organisations highlight his case publicly and continue to call for change. This has happened before and will happen again while mainstream services, such as prisons and courts, are so hostile to people with disability.

Additional $10 million for the Transition Support Package

The Victorian Government is providing an additional $10 million for the Transition Support Package to help Victorians with disability, their families and carers, the disability workforce and service providers transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) This builds on the $10 million allocated in the 2016-17 Transition Support Package.

Young Man Stuck in Prison by NDIS Transition Mess

Last night ABC TV’s 7.30 program told the story of Francis, a young man with severe disabilities trapped inside the Melbourne Assessment Prison because, under the NDIS, there was no-one willing to care for him on the outside.

7.30 Report on ABC- Emergency Intervention Removes Disabled Young Man

Heartbreaking story on 7.30 last night about “Francis” a young man with an intellectual disability and autism that was stuck in Melbourne Assessment Prison because there was nowhere else for him to go. MP Martin Foley has put measures in place to get him out of there, however this situation is not unique, there are … Continued

Register now – Mental health specific input to Community Services Industry Plan

Make sure you have a say in this consultation process. It will be vital to have a mental health perspective in this initiative. Don’t delay in registering to attend one of VICSERV’s consultation sessions below. The Human Services and Health Partnership Implementation Committee (HSHPIC), co-chaired by VCOSS and DHHS, is supporting the industry to prepare … Continued

Plan Management 101

In this article, Evie answers some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Plan Management.