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20/09/2019
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Queensland State Committee Chair and Vice Chair 2019-20 elected

NDS welcomes the Queensland State Committee Chair and Vice Chair for 2019-20.
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18/09/2019
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NDIS Commission website updates

The NDIS Commission has been updating content on its website since its expansion to the NT, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT in July 2019.

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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