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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and COVID-19

Resources listed below are to assist clinicians working in brain injury rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and general rehabilitation to navigate NDIS management and escalation during COVID-19.

Clinicians can escalate issues either to their LHD Transition Lead   or directly to the NSW Ministry of Health MOH-NDIS@health.nsw.gov.au

NDIS COVID-19

NDIS Coronavirus Information

Includes changes to pricing and plans, reducing face to face interactions, FAQs and updates for participants

https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus#latest

Media release by the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for NDIS 21 March

Details new measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19 including extension of NDIS plans and telephone planning

https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/5661

Australian Department of Health COVID-19 training

Free 30 minute online training module for support workers across all sectors on infection control

https://covid-19training.com.au/login.php

The Growing Space – Easy English Guide to Coronavirus

Resource for consumers with low literacy, cognitive impairment, or CALD background

https://www.thegrowingspace.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Easy-English-Coronavirus-TheGrowingSpace-External.pdf

Disability Services Consulting (DSC) COVID-19 e-Learning module

Free 30 minute online training for disability support workers with theory and strategies for preventing and controlling infections

https://training.disabilityservicesconsulting.com.au/products/infectionfree

NDIS General

NSW Health Newly acquired brain and spinal cord injuries and the NDIS

Overview of the NDIS , information for adults and children.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/disability/ndis/Pages/default.aspx

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The main website for the NDIS .

https://www.ndis.gov.au/

NSW Health fact sheets for staff

Covers topics including  assistive technology, children, early intervention and therapy, cognitive impairment and mental health

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/disability/ndis/Pages/factsheets.aspx

Factsheet: Nutrition Support and the NDIS in NSW (May 2017)

This factsheet answers some commonly asked questions about nutrition support and the NDIS.

https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/360659/FACTSHEET-Nutrition-Support-and-NDIS-in-NSW-16-May-2017.pdf

Presentations

Information from below presentations was valid at the date of presentation.

Mental health and the NDIS

Mental health and the NDIS

52:42 minutes
13 Februrary 2020
slides

Accommodation

  • NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation overview
    Summary of the funding and standards for this service
  • Living in social housing
    Options, rights and responsibilities for social housing, including management transfer and community housing
  • Summer Foundation. NDIS Housing resources
    Resources for planning
  • The Housing Hub
    Advertises vacancies for apartments and houses that are owned by housing providers. It also has a library of useful information about housing options and planning your move.
  • Nest
    Nest lists disability-friendly properties and vacancies from providers housing suitable to people with disability, including Specialist Disability Accommodation providers, disability providers, community and social housing providers, real estates and private landlords.

Accommodation providers

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