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NDS is partnering with Every Australian Counts to roll out forums across Australia to reengage with our local MPs and seek their support to address NDIS issues.
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NDS Monthly Wrap - August 2018

This month: The NDS Helpdesk launch, hosting our annual NDIS Essential Briefing series in capital cities across Australia, and meeting with the NDIA on pricing.

WA Disability Support Awards nominations close this week

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5/02/2018

Don’t miss out on nominating for the WA Disability Support Awards 2018. This is your chance to help recognise and reward people who provide the highest standard of support to increase the quality of life and inclusion of people with disability. Nominations close at 5:00pm this Friday, 9 February 2018.

The WA Disability Support Awards acknowledge that a high-quality workforce strengthens safeguards and provides greater choice for people with disability. This is a vital part of building quality services in local communities across Western Australia.

This year, seven award categories are available to make nominations. Below is a broad description of each category:

1. Excellence in Home and Family Support
This award recognises a person or team that has made a significant contribution to providing support that builds the capacity and confidence of a person with disability.

2. Excellence in Supporting Social Inclusion
This award recognises a person or team that has made a significant contribution to improving the community inclusion and citizenship of a person with disability.

3. Excellence in Improving Employment Opportunities
This award recognises a person or team that has made a significant contribution in improving employment outcomes for a person with disability.

4. Excellence in Regional Support
This award recognises a person or team that has made a significant contribution to providing quality supports, services and opportunities to a person with disability living in regional Western Australia.

5. Excellence in Advocacy and Rights Promotion
This award recognises a person or team that has made a significant contribution to supporting and promoting the rights of people with disability.

6. Excellence in Leadership
This award recognises a person, team or organisation that works in the disability sector and has shown outstanding leadership ability. They have demonstrated the skill and commitment needed to build the confidence and competency of people around them and influenced others to provide high quality support to people with disability.

7. Excellence in Innovation
This award recognises a person, team or organisation that is doing or developing new or different approaches for a person/people with complex disability, and have turned an idea into a solution that improves the quality of outcome and adds value from the perspective of the person and/or the community.

Depending on the award category, nominees can be individuals, a team, or an organisation. The nomination form and guidelines can be downloaded from the Disability Support Awards website.

For further information about nominations, contact Jane Cousins on 08 9208 9830 or email .

We would like to thank our Gold Sponsors: HESTA, Black Swan Health, and Insurance Commission of Western Australia. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Joseph Madeley at .

Contact information
Joseph Madeley, Communications and Events Officer, 08 9208 9810,