New Early Childhood Partners Announced.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced the appointment of our new Early Childhood Partners in NSW.
Six organisations have been appointed to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach as Early Childhood Partners in NSW.
The Early Childhood Partners have had experience in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) service provision and/or have experience in the delivery of the NSW Transitional ECEI model.
Greater Western Sydney Partners Include:
- Lifestart(Service Areas: Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven, South Eastern Sydney, Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains).
- Northcott(Service Areas: Hunter New England, Mid North Coast, Northern NSW and Western Sydney).
- EACH(Service Areas: South Western Sydney and Southern NSW).
New peak body for Elder Abuse
The new peak body to support the national coordination and advocacy of issues relating to the prevention of elder abuse has been formally launched.
Elder Abuse Action Australia is an initiative of the Federal Government Attorney-General’s Department announced in October last year along with $500,000 in establishment and work program funding.
Future Ability Data Cube
Settlement Services International (SSI) is encouraging service providers and community workers to use SSI’s exciting online package of CALD disability data.
Through the FutureAbility project funded by ADHC, SSI has collated the largest ever collection of quantitative and statistical data about disability and ethnicity across NSW. All available data sets including disability, carers, ethnicity, religion, place of residence, language spoken, country of birth, Centrelink payments by disability type were utilised to provide estimates and paint a picture of the status of people with disability in NSW and in particular those from CALD backgrounds.
An interactive online data platform, the FutureAbility DataCube (FADC) has been developed to present statistical data about people aged under 65 years old with disability. This crucial demographic data can be used to underpin future policies, service planning and direction to ensure an equitable and active participation of all communities in the NDIS.
New approved provider application forms from 1 July
New application forms and guidelines for organisations seeking approval to provide aged care will be available from 1 July 2018.
If your organisation is applying for approval to provide residential care, home care or flexible care, you must use the relevant new application form.
The forms will be on the Department’s website.
Grants to Celebrate National Carers Week
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services funds Carers NSW to provide grants of $300.00 to carer support groups and organisations, to plan events and activities for carers during National Carers Week, October 14 – 20.
New My Aged Care fact sheets
The Department of Health has developed a fact sheet for assessors and providers on:
- who uses My Aged Care
- their roles and responsibilities within the My Aged Care journey
- system and processes.
The department has also developed new fact sheets to help providers understand:
- the process for requesting a Support Plan Review
- the role of the assessment workforce in assigning priority level for service
These can be found on the department’s website.