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The National Disability Strategy was a ten-year plan that came out in 2010.
It was the first time all levels of Australian governments had come together to make a plan like this for ALL people with disability, ALL over Australia.Read more
There have been some great changes recently to the rules about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). We know it can be hard to stay on top of everything that is happening so we have asked our good friend and resident SDA expert Dr George Taleporos to explain it all for us.Read more
Today our good friend Dr George Taleporos will give evidence to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability at their hearings in Melbourne.
We asked Dr George what he planned to tell the Commission – and what he thinks needs to change when it comes to housing for people with disability.Read more
You may have missed it last week with all the fuss about the government’s decision to walk away from the increase to the Medicare Levy to fund the NDIS, but the National Disability Insurance Agency finally broke its silence on the future direction of disability housing in the NDIS.Read more
Every Australian Counts team member Andrew Gibson has hit the road over the last 11 months speaking with local communities about the NDIS. This is the first in our new series ‘Ask Andrew’, in which he answers the questions most asked on his travels talking with people who will benefit from the NDIS.Read more
Earlier this year we asked people to share their housing frustrations, their housing dreams and their housing solutions. 650 people answered the call, as did housing organisations. Here’s our second instalment in what the housing sector sees as the solution to disability housing.Read more
Public housing in NSW is “crap” and the housing bureaucracy is “conservative in the worst sense of the word”, former Liberal Premier Nick Greiner says, claiming number-fiddling cannot disguise a dearth of new public housing.Read more
Hayden McLean can’t live with his family, and nor should he be expected to at 36 years of age. He needs his space for his various projects such as French knitting and drawing. He likes to be free and explore the world around him. Some have called this ‘absconding’. His mother calls it “accessing the community”.Read more
A new report released today by Anglicare highlights the lack of affordable housing for low-income earners and people receiving income support such as on the Disability Support Pension.Read more
Last Friday disability ministers from around Australia met to discuss the next steps in the roll out of the NDIS. A commitment to set up pilot programs for innovative accessible housing was one of the positive outcomes.Read more
Housing, NDIS roll out arrangements and NDIS workforce needs were all on the agenda at the latest meeting of ministers responsible for the NDIS roll out.Read more
MORE than 120,000 people with a disability are facing homelessness in the next five years even though there is $700 million a year available to build them homes.Read more
KARVELAS: Let’s go to the NDIS now, which is really firmly in your patch – you’re in charge of that Scheme.Read more
Over the last few weeks thousands of our supporters emailed the National Disability Insurance Agency and asked them to release the plan for housing under the NDIS.
The response from the Agency on this vital issue was disappointing, bureaucratic and hard to read. We thought we’d have a go at de-coding it for you because on the question of housing, people with disability and the NDIS, we need it to be crystal-clear.Read more