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9/11/2021
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NDS Annual General Meeting 2021 and NDS Membership Recognition Awards

NDS will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Membership Recognition Awards on 6 December 2021
Webinar
26/11/2021
Webinar

QLD COVID-19: Mandatory vaccinations

To ensure providers have access to ongoing information, NDS in Queensland are holding more sessions on the topic of mandatory vaccination within Queensland disability workforces.
Conference
25/08/2021
Conference

CEOs' Meeting 2021

Our annual flagship conference will deliver a comprehensive two-day virtual program tailored to CEOs and senior leaders of 2021.

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Sector Meeting
1/10/2021
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Living with COVID-19: Information sharing and collaboration series

NDS is recommencing its fortnightly COVID-19 webinar series to help providers navigate the transition to opening up with cases of COVID-19 in the community
Sector Meeting
26/08/2020
Sector Meeting

Victorian SIL Community of Practice

All SIL providers are welcome to attend this Community of Practice to discuss issues relating to infection control and business continuity, SIL pricing and NDIS requirements.
Sector Meeting
26/08/2020
Sector Meeting

Victorian SIL Community of Practice

All SIL providers are welcome to attend this Community of Practice to discuss issues relating to infection control and business continuity, SIL pricing and NDIS requirements.

Vic COVID-19 update: Call for disability services to support urgent vaccine push

A nurse placing a plaster on a patient's arm, banner reads: COVID-19 News Update

What you need to know

  • New single pathway for people with disabilities to access a vaccination
  • Disability Liaison Officers can identify vaccination options to suit individual needs
  • Providers and support workers asked to help with vaccine push

In a final push before Victoria fully reopens, we ask providers and disability workers help ensure that people with disabilities get vaccinated should they wish to.

Although we acknowledge that vaccinations are a choice for participants, we do not want anyone to be left behind and not able to fully participate in activities as reopening occurs.

Disability Liaison Officers

Disability Liaison Officers (DLO), with expanded staffing, are matching people with disabilities to the vaccination option that best suits their needs.

This may be Commonwealth or State-run, general practitioner, or any other COVID-19 vaccination options across the State.

The DLOs can also arrange for any specialised needs, including individuals who may require in reach support, sedation and vaccinations for family.

Workers asked to support the vaccination push

We know that many people with disabilities who are not vaccinated are likely to be accessing disability services. Your workers may be the key contact to make this connection with them.

Please ask your workers to support the push not to leave anyone behind, by:

  1. Introducing the topic of vaccination through a conversation with the person. This could include asking about their access to a COVID-19 vaccination and whether they still have any questions or concerns.
  2. Framing the enquiry in the context of reopening Victoria. We want individuals to have the maximum opportunity to re-engage in activities and communities.
  3. Asking if they are happy to have a chat with a DLO. With the person's consent, the worker can complete the Request for DLO Support form.

The DLO will then contact the individual, their family member, or disability worker if this is more appropriate.

Contact a DLO by either:

Useful resources for workers to share with participants:

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Fordyce, Victoria State Manager, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number