What has the NDIS Review said about home and living supports?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a critical way for people with disability to access housing and living supports. The NDIS Review Final Report has made two recommendations to reform current housing and living support, with a stated aim of improving access for all people with disability.

Protecting the rights of tenants in disability accommodation settings – Advance Your Advocacy Practice panel session

In this Advance Your Advocacy Practice panel session representatives from Victoria Legal Aid and Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service provide information about protecting the rights of tenants in disability accommodation settings.

Since the separation of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL), there have been a range of changes in the disability accommodation arena, including the law, the available options, complaints mechanisms and more!

Consumer Affairs Victoria’s Funded Services Program Reviews

Consumer Affairs Victoria has commenced reviews of its Funded Services programs, including financial counselling and renter services, and the Domestic Building Legal Service. Public engagement will commence shortly and there will be multiple opportunities for stakeholders to contribute to this work to inform how programs can evolve to meet future needs and challenges. Information about … Continued

National Housing and Homelessness Plan

The Australian Government is making a National Housing and Homelessness Plan. Inclusion Australia wrote a submission talking about barriers to safe, affordable and inclusive housing for people with an intellectual disability.

Challenging NDIS Decisions

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with people and communities who are facing disadvantage. Part of PIAC’s role is challenging decision-makers in order to deliver fair and practical outcomes. The Housing Hub has teamed up with PIAC to create resources for NDIS participants and supporters that offer valuable information … Continued

Opening of the Carpentaria Supported Disability Accommodation property in Wanguri.

Opening of the Carpentaria Disability SDA property The Hon Bill Shorten MP Transcripts BILL SHORTEN, MINISTER FOR THE NDIS AND GIVERNMENT SERVICE: Good morning. It’s great to be here with Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Minister Ngaree Ah Kit at the opening of this amazing facility for people with profound and severe disability. The Northern Territory is … Continued

Having a go: Making individualised living a reality

This home and living capacity building report is part of working to develop a new approach to home and living.  The research explores supports NDIS participants use to build their capacity to work towards their home and living goals. The report identifies 4 key areas for action that can help participants work towards achieving their home and living goals.