Remove state filters
Global Menu
Main Menu

Latest News

News update
10/12/2019
News update

Recent Victorian announcements: State Disability Plan consultation; Victorian Autism Plan; new Child Safe resources

The Victorian Government has commenced State Disability Plan consultations, released the Victorian Autism Plan and new child safe reportable conduct resources
News update
9/12/2019
News update

Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit released

The Collaborating for Inclusion project has released a toolkit supporting people with disability to take an active part in disaster preparation and response.

Royal Commission turns to policy frameworks and implications in group homes

Royal Commission hearings

3/12/2019

The Royal Commission heard from academics during the second morning of the hearing, beginning with Dr Ilan Wiesel, University of Melbourne, who gave a potted history of deinstitutionalisation here and overseas. He believes group homes delivered a better quality of life for residents but that they are not without problems.

The lack of choice over where a person lived and who they lived with was highlighted as a significant shortcoming of the group home model, along with outcomes for residents varying substantially depending upon the quality of the provider and staff, and the sometimes poor management of challenging behaviours. An urgent need identified by Dr Wiesel was the development of affordable housing for people with disability (a subset of the need is the estimation that 100,000 NDIS participants need access to housing for which they would need to pay no more than 25% of their income).

Can't sign in? Become an NDS member today

  1. Create a website account
  2. Follow the emailed verification link
  3. Complete your membership application
Join now