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Workforce Development Project Tasmania

The project is in response to a projected shortage of 4,000 workers that will be required by 2024, across the Community Services Industry in Tasmania.

Kenneth Jenkins Oration 2022: ‘The Question of Perspective’ Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM

On Monday 28 November, Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM presented the Kenneth Jenkins Oration at the CEOs' Meeting 2022.

International Day of People with Disability - Stories in WA 2022

To mark IDPwD, NDS supported by the Department of Communities is excited to share stories highlighting the contributions of Western Australians with disability.

New resources for disability workers

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DFFH supported workforce resources provide advice and training to support people working with Victorians with disability.

The resources cover:

  • Falls prevention – a practice manual
  • Deteriorating health – a poster for disability group homes and safe and enjoyable mealtimes
  • Training modules to support NDIS participants with swallowing difficulties

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Who is this for?

Disability support workers, SILs, CEOs and senior leaders, frontline workers, group homes and NDIS staff in Victoria. 

About these resources

The Department of Families Fairness and Housing (DFFH) has supported the development of three new workforce resources which provide advice/training to support people working with Victorians who have a disability.

The resources were developed in response to system-wide recommendations issued by the Disability Services Commissioner and include:

  • Falls prevention – a practice manual 
  • Safe and enjoyable mealtimes  Training modules to support NDIS participants with swallowing difficulties
  • Deteriorating health – a poster for disability group homes 

In collaboration with NDS, The Department of Families Fairness and Housing (DFFH) has developed three podcast episodes on these topics, with accompanying videos.

The podcast episodes feature key experts including Professor Prue Morgan, Head of Physiotherapy at Monash University, Reece Adams, Head of the Centre for Disability Health, and Professor Bronwyn Hemsley, Head of Speech Pathology at the University of Technology Sydney, who discuss the resource topics.

The podcast series was created to support the existing resources and provide an opportunity for people to learn more about the topics.

More information is available on the DFFH website.

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Resources

Identifying and responding to deteriorating health in residential disability settings

Reece Adams, Head of the Centre for Developmental Disability Health at Monash Health, speaks to Disability Sector Consultant Heather McMinn from National Disability Services about deteriorating health in disability care settings, what disability workers should look for and how they can respond.

Reece and Heather also talk about supporting resources, including a new deteriorating health poster for disability group homes

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Safe and enjoyable mealtimes - supporting NDIS participants with swallowing difficulties

Professor Bronwyn Hemsley, Professor of Speech Pathology at the University of Technology Sydney speaks to Disability Sector Consultant Heather McMinn from National Disability Services about safe and enjoyable mealtimes and supporting NDIS participants with swallowing difficulties.

Go to the DFFH website for further information and resources for disability service providers.

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Falls prevention advice for disability workers   

Professor Prue Morgan, Head of Physiotherapy at Monash University speaks to Disability Sector Consultant Heather McMinn from National Disability Services about Falls prevention, the consequences from falling and how disability workers can reduce falls in disability care settings.

Go to the DFFH website  to find falls resources for disability service providers. 

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Contact information

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