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AEC releases voting information for people with disability

The Australian Electoral Commission has developed resources to support people with disability through the electoral process for the Federal election.
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Contribute to the surveys regarding the disability and community mental health workforce

Surveys are now open regarding the impact of the NDIS on the disability and community mental health workforce.

Accommodation Management Grants available for CoS Programme Clients

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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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