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WSCF continues to add new tools and links to our Useful Tools and Links web page!
These new online resources, created by Alzheimer’s Australia in partnership with the University of Wollongong and Carers Australia, aim to promote best practice strategies for respite service providers and to assist people with dementia and their carers to navigate the system.
Released by The University of Sydney, these resources include a framework for implementation, community education resources, planning ahead workbooks and brochures on decision making.
Zero Tolerance Framework & Resources on Understanding and Preventing Abuse of People with Disability
This NDS initiative assists disability service providers to understand, implement and improve practices which safeguard the rights of people they support.
This accessible app can help people with disability find the NDIS planning support they need. SIMPLIFI contains prompter questions for people with disability and their carers, which can be used in support meetings, discussions and planning sessions
This template, developed by Mental Health Carers NSW assists people with disability, their families & carers to understand the terminology used in NDIS. It can help carers and people with disability to identify care and support needs so that they can effectively communicate their needs to the NDIS.
Released by the Association for Children with a Disability, this planning workbook has been developed with a specific focus on what families need and are asking for in their NDIS planning meetings.
The 2017 – 2018 Federal Budget is certainly a mixed bag with early analyses of the budget’s impact on local communities indicating that there are likely to be benefits in some regards while damaging effects in other areas.
The good news for Western Sydney is the level of investment in infrastructure, primarily as a result of
On Tuesday 9th May a very informative Nepean Regional Forum "Working together to make the reforms work" was held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba, providing updates and lively discussion on the disability and aged care reforms. This event was a collaborative effort between WSCF, LEEP, NDCO and Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury City Councils. Presentations from the Forum are available below.