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17/01/2022

New year exclusive member benefits and savings launched: office supplies and cost reduction with Winc and ERA

NDS is launching two new partnerships with Winc and Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). Both organisations are offering exclusive discounts on a range of services and products for NDS members.
News update
17/01/2022

NDS shares resources to support providers to meet the updated NDIS Practice Standards

Practice Standards for emergency and disaster management, mealtime management, and severe dysphagia have begun to roll out, along with a number of changes to quality indicators. 
News update
17/01/2022

Vic COVID-19 update: Worksafe COVID reporting changes and additional furlough advice

Worksafe COVID reporting changes, additional furlough advice, NDIS sector audit readiness, and key January sector meetings.
News update
14/01/2022

Vic COVID-19 update: Advice for workforce close contacts

The Victorian Government announced limited exemptions from isolation for disability workers who are COVID-19 contacts to help mitigate staffing shortages, within prescribed requirements.
News update
14/01/2022

National COVID-19 Update: Access to Rapid Antigen Tests

NDS offers some practical advice for providers around access to Rapid Antigen Tests.
News update
14/01/2022

WA COVID-19 Update: Proof of vaccination, news and resources

Proof of vaccination expanding throughout WA plus resources and new activities to help workforce issues.
News update
14/01/2022

National COVID-19 Update: Disability workers confirmed as essential workers

National Cabinet has issued interim guidance, changing isolation requirements for essential workers including workers providing support to people with disability and vulnerable people.
News update
14/01/2022

QLD COVID-19 update: Changes to the classification of some of the disability sector workforce as Critically Essential Workers

This will impact close contact quarantine requirements, workforce, risk assessment, and management for the sector. 
Resources

Tasmania Disability Interface Meeting 12 January 2022

Interface meeting between leaders from Tasmanian disability service providers and Public Health on 12 January to discuss COVID-19 workforce issues and access to rapid antigen and PCR tests.
News
13/01/2022

Northern Territory Disability Strategy Submission

The submission drew on feedback gained through consultation with NDS NT Members. Based on these consultations, our submission makes several recommendations that we believe would strengthen the Strategy.
In the media
12/01/2022

The Guardian - Covid-related staff shortages in Australian disability sector leave some without vital services

Additional strain on what is already a strained system. The disability sector is facing staff shortages with up to 20 per cent in isolation and lack of Rapid Antigen Testing.
In the media
12/01/2022

ABC News Radio - Worrying workforce and testing shortages in disability sector

"Providers are reporting vacancy rates from 10 per cent to as much as 25 per cent of the staff team being available to work," said Laurie Leigh, Chief Executive of National Disability Services.
Resources

Member Webinar: NDIS New Practice Standards

In this webinar, members will learn about the NDIS new practice standards and Quality Indicators.

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