NDIS Update 19 - Practical Design Fund
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In our last update we gave you the exciting news that the first
stage of a National Disability Insurance Scheme will launch in New
South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.
We're getting on with the job of building an NDIS - working with
the states and territories, and with people with disability, their
families and carers, service providers and the disability community
to get the launch sites up and running and the detailed design for
an NDIS right.
On Saturday we announced that applications have opened for the
Australian Government's $10 million Practical Design Fund.
The Practical Design Fund will help identify how best to support
people with disability and their carers, the disability sector and
the workforce to transition to new ways of accessing and delivering
disability services under an NDIS. For example, projects could:
- Identify the best ways to support people with disability to
exercise choice and control over the care and support they
- Suggest ways to deliver different types of services to people
with disability in regional and remote areas, for example by using
new technologies; or
- Identify how best to support disability service providers to
transition to a new person-centred approach to care and support,
where choice is in the hands of people with disability.
We're calling for project applications because we know there is
a lot of expertise out there - expertise in the lived experience of
disability. This advice will be essential to getting the design of
an NDIS right.
Applications close at 2pm on Monday 3 September 2012. For further
information on the Practical Design Fund go to:
Jenny Macklin & Jan McLucas