Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Rowe and Kahn’s model of Successful Aging 2.0 argues that changing environmental settings, societal policies, and individual life styles will lead to a significant extension of healthy life years. Recent epidemiological research, however, confirms the dilemma that the ongoing extension of life expectancy prolongs not only the years in good health but also those … [Read More] Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Parliament of Australia

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Hearing Services Terms of Reference As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the issue of how hearing services are transitioned to, and delivered through, the NDIS. The terms of reference for the … [Read More] The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Parliament of Australia

NDIS in the News – Week beginning 20th February 2017

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week  Monday 20th February (including weekend) Echonet Daily – NDIS – Are you eligible? The Guardian – The NDIS is now a political gaming chip. I’m surprised it took so long Cate Blanchett Voices ‘Game Changing’ NDIS Avatar No Pathway to Release BroCAP is … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginning 20th February 2017

Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Extract form an article by Andrew Donne Pitting welfare and families against the National Disability Insurance Scheme is just creating a humiliating hierarchy of need, writes Endeavour Foundation chief executive Andrew Donne So here we are again, with politicians bouncing the issue of better support for people with a disability around the floor of Parliament House … [Read More] Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Morrison pushed NDIS ‘hypothecation’ announcement despite caution about timing from Turnbull’s office – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Within the Turnbull government there is gnashing of teeth in the wake of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) giving the thumbs down to the omnibus bill. This bill includes the childcare reform package and trade-off savings in cuts to family tax benefits. It also has a raft of other … [Read More] Morrison pushed NDIS ‘hypothecation’ announcement despite caution about timing from Turnbull’s office – The Conversation

Community sector welcomes Parliament’s opposition to social security cuts to fund the NDIS

ACOSS Media Release Major community sector organisations representing people on low incomes welcome the Parliament’s rejection of cutting $5.5 billion from social security to fund child care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS); and congratulates Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and Jacqui Lambie for continuing their opposition to these unfair cuts. The … [Read More] Community sector welcomes Parliament’s opposition to social security cuts to fund the NDIS

NDIS in the News – Week beginning 13th Feb 2017

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week Monday 13th Feb (including weekend) ABC News – Scott Morrison pledges $3 billion NDIS boost if savings package passes Australian Financial Review – Malcolm Turnbull ties billions in NDIS funding to welfare cuts New Daily – NDIS to benefit from federal government’s welfare reforms SBS … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginning 13th Feb 2017

NDIS board: accountability, but with no levers to fix the problems – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Luke Bo’sher The NDIS now has a board with strong corporate credentials, albeit without lived experience of disability. But it won’t matter much since it’s still ministers calling the shots. Luke Bo’sher explores the NDIA’s governance trap. Three years after the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme a new board … [Read More] NDIS board: accountability, but with no levers to fix the problems – The Mandarin

Into the unknown: NDIS framework emerges from COAG – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Stephen Easton The nine Australian governments have outlined a single nationwide regulatory framework that will eventually apply to all disability services provided to National Disability Insurance Scheme participants around the country. The new set of national standards, published on Friday, is designed to apply when the NDIS is fully rolled out. … [Read More] Into the unknown: NDIS framework emerges from COAG – The Mandarin

Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to find affordable housing … [Read More] Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability – The Conversation

Analysis Paralysis: When NDIS Choice Becomes a Burden – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Evie Naufal Increased choice might actually reduce participants’ experience of choice and control in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes disability consultant Evie Naufal. Have you ever tried to choose something and been overwhelmed by the number of options? Maybe browsed for a new restaurant but ended up back at your … [Read More] Analysis Paralysis: When NDIS Choice Becomes a Burden – Pro Bono Australia

Event – Developing and starting your first plan – NDIS webinar

Webinar, 28 Feb 2017 DESCRIPTION On Tuesday 28 February between 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT the NDIA will be hosting a webinar about your NDIS First Plan and how to put it into action. It’s free to watch, and the live and online panel will be answering questions submitted by viewers on the day. If you have questions about … [Read More] Event – Developing and starting your first plan – NDIS webinar

NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Toolkit – NDIS

Website People with disability want the same things in life as other people in the community. They want the opportunity to live an ordinary life – somewhere to live, a job, a good education, the company of family and friends or the freedom to go to the beach or the movies. They want to be … [Read More] NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Toolkit – NDIS

EVENT: Personalisation and the New Landscape of Disability Care and Support: Possibilities for Social Inclusion and Belonging – SPRC (UNSW)

Sydney, Tuesday 14 February 2017 The seminar will present a critique of personalisation, the dominant discourse in social care and support in post-welfare states, including the UK and Australia. As many state sites of collective care are closed, and those that remain open are restricted to those with higher needs, many people with learning disabilities, along … [Read More] EVENT: Personalisation and the New Landscape of Disability Care and Support: Possibilities for Social Inclusion and Belonging – SPRC (UNSW)

The Policy Problem: The NDIS and Implications for Access to Education – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Pro Bono Staff Reporter Despite the policy priority across OECD countries of increasing lifelong learning opportunities, fragmented NDIS policy in Australia prevents people with disability from achieving this ideal, write academics Ben Whitburn, Julianne Moss and Jo O’Mara from Deakin University. This is an edited extract from the original paper … [Read More] The Policy Problem: The NDIS and Implications for Access to Education – Pro Bono Australia

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