From his Canberra Raiders bedspread to his own basketball awards, Ehren Keys’s home is a shrine to sport. Decorating his unit however he sees fit is just one of the perks of independent living.
Nurse Linda Karafili remembers getting the call from her client. He was “absolutely desperate”. The man, who had a history of severe mental health issues, had been coerced to move from a boarding house with support services to a house in outer Melbourne, away from everyone he knew. “He was … frightened of staying, but … Continued
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 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
The plan would allow disabled people to build a share of equity in the properties they live in, and governments are being urged to match contributions.
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.
Kris was one of 19 residents living at Cobram residential disability facility Merriwa Grove in northern Victoria when it was announced in early June that it would close because it was no longer viable. With the facility officially closing at the end of this month, NDIS provider Social Plus Support Work (SPSW) has managed to lease three homes long-term in Yarrawonga for nine of Merriwa’s residents, including Kris.
The report finds that there is a critical need for improved visibility of people with disability within the criminal justice system and for greater transparency of outcomes in relation to programs designed to support their re-entry (including housing outcomes). Many of the programs designed to support people leaving correctional facilities have a limited evidence base and focus on recidivism to the exclusion of other related factors, such as housing and access to services that support people with disability to live independently in the community. Likewise, many supportive housing programs have not been evaluated for justice-involved people with disability.
Approximately 1,600 NDIS participants are amongst 4,000 people living in 115 SRS’ across Victoria. The interim report to be released today – which was triggered by whistle-blowers and commissioned by the Federal Government – found rife practices against NDIS participants by unscrupulous SRS providers including limiting access to supports, neglect, emotional manipulation, bribery, financial abuse and kidnapping.
People with high-value National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans are being “kidnapped” and having their funding drained by providers that are supposed to help them live better lives, a bombshell report says.
Just over three years ago, then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the federal government would finally solve the issue of young people with disability having to live in nursing homes. The government developed a strategy and committed to getting all young people out of aged care facilities by 2025.
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Treasurer’s assurance that ‘the NDIS is here to stay’ in his budget speech. However, tonight’s budget has more to do on housing and economic security measures that would bring comfort to the disability community.
Emma Hocking, Chief Executive Officer of SDA Smart Homes says that the proposed crackdown will be welcomed, but funding cuts would be a disaster given the current rental and housing markets.
An eastern Victorian family has built an accessible home and hopes to be reimbursed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Closing date: April 20, 2023
Organisations are invited to apply for grants to deliver innovative projects that empower NDIS participants to explore and understand their home and living possibilities. There is up to $1.5 million in grant funding available over the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 financial years. Grants will be between $80,000.00 (incl. GST) and $400,000.00 (incl. GST) depending on scope and complexity of the project design. Projects will test and evaluate different models for providing participants with high quality information, assistance and connections about home and living options.