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22/05/2020
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Member consultation on new draft Victorian Portable Long Service Scheme Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement

As part of the review of the Long Service Benefits Portability Interim Regulations, the Victorian Government released Draft Regulations and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for public consultation.
News update
22/05/2020
News update

2020 Disability Support Awards Gala Dinner Cancelled

The 2020 WA Disability Support Awards Gala Dinner has been cancelled, however finalists and winners will be announced on the Disability Support Awards Facebook page from 22 until 28 June.

Accommodation Management Grants available for CoS Programme Clients

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8/02/2019

Since the NDIS began, NDS has been negotiating with the Department of Health on the implementation of the Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme for people over 65 years who were receiving disability services but are ineligible for the NDIS. We made the Department aware of the need for a payment like Specialist Disability Accommodation to be made available for CoS clients living in supported accommodation.

The Government has responded by making $30.5 million available as a one-off Accommodation Grant. The maximum grant available varies by type and size of the accommodation. For example for a CoS client living in a 4-bed group home, an eligible provider can apply for up to $11,573. These funds can be used as a contribution to:

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