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2/12/2021
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Joint Standing Committee releases report on NDIS Commission

After an inquiry that ran for almost 18 months, the report on the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has been released, making 30 recommendations.
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1/12/2021
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New Support Coordination paper released

The long-awaited outcomes of a review of support coordination have been outlined in a new NDIA paper, Improving Support Coordination for NDIS participants.

NSW COVID-19 Update: Support announced for NSW providers whose workers are required to be vaccinated

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7/09/2021

What you need to know

  • The payment is available for eligible providers with workers living or working in NSW LGAs of concern
  • Registered providers delivering specified supports will be eligible
  • $100 per worker per dose can be claimed retrospectively for vaccinations received since 23 August
  • Providers can bill the NDIA directly
Minister Reynolds has announced today that financial support will be available for eligible providers with workers living or working in NSW LGAs of concern who are required to be vaccinated under the current NSW public health order.

The support is available to registered providers that deliver supports in the following areas:

  • Daily personal activities
  • High intensity daily personal activities
  • Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement
  • Participation in community, social and civic activities

Where eligible, a payment of $100 per worker per dose, can be claimed retrospectively for any vaccinations that a worker has received since 23 August 2021, claimable directly from the NDIA.

NDS welcomes this initiative which recognises the additional costs that providers incur in supporting their staff to be vaccinated. We will continue to advocate for measures that support the vaccination of all staff delivering direct support to NDIS participants.

Additional detail on how providers are able to claim this payment from the NDIA, including the documentation required, will be available on the NDIS website.

Obtaining a vaccination

Vaccines can also be booked through the Australian Department of Health eligibility checker or by calling the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Other options include:

  • Commonwealth vaccination teams are providing Pfizer vaccinations to residents and staff either at group homes or in vaccination hubs located at disability provider locations.

There are also a number of providers who are hosting vaccination hubs to support people with disability and workers to obtain a vaccine. Any providers hosting vaccine hubs are strongly encouraged to contact COVID19VacTFDisabilityServices1A@Health.gov.au to provide details of their vaccine hub so that this can be distributed.

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