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Regional Kids Get Support Through New Trauma Program

Children under 15 in out-of-home care in regional and remote NSW will receive specialised support through a new outreach program to manage their trauma. The new program, OurSPACE will focus on improving family relationships and strengthening the foster and kinship placements of young people in care, regardless of where they live in NSW and without [...]

The NDIS hasn’t made much difference to carers’ opportunities for paid work

Myra Hamilton, UNSW The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began a full national rollout in July 2016 with a fundamental objective to give those with a disability choice and control over their daily lives. Participants can use funds to purchase services that reflect their lifestyle and aspirations. Two years on, how is the scheme faring? [...]

How to Improve the NDIS for People who Have an Intellectual Disability as well as a Mental Illness

Full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started two years ago, but many people with disability are not receiving the support they need. One such group are people with complex support needs, such as people with intellectual disability who also have mental health needs. Fewer people with complex needs are receiving the NDIS, and those who [...]

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NDIS failing to catch children with late-onset difficulties

Early years settings, like preschools and kindergarten, are often the first place social difficulties are identified. Pixabay Alison M Marchbank, Charles Darwin University The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in selected sites in 2016 signified a shift in cultural views about disability. Historical views were based on a medical model derived from [...]

Interactive: A Picture Of Mental Health

Flickr Images Following a damning National Mental Health Commission report in 2014, public consultation started Monday on a new plan to coordinate efforts tackling mental illness across state and federal bodies. It’s the first step in fixing a system the report described as having "fundamental structural shortcomings”. The situation is urgent, as the [...]