The Royal Commission News – Edition 28 was sent on 14th February 2022 addressing the hearings in 2021 and insights from the RC reports. The Royal Commission is in its last full year and so anticipates a very busy schedule to allow Commissioners to present a comprehensive Final Report, due in September 2023.
Fourteen hearings will occur in 2022 and closing dates have been set for submissions (31 December 2022) and private session registration (30 June 2022).
The Housing Connection (THC) is family to Shane, and has been for many years. Shane is 50 years old today and has moved homes more times than anybody should have to, mainly due to his complex needs and it can be a challenge to match people in share homes. Shane has just moved into a new temporary house, we have built an personalised individual support team around him and he is doing well living on his own with THC support.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has introduced a temporary measure to further support participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, with those in lockdown areas no longer needing to use their support funding to pay someone to cook and shop for them.
Minister pauses plan for mandatory NDIS assessments
The new NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds has announced her intention to pause the roll out of Independent Assessments (IAs).
Reynolds says that IAs will not be rolled out until second pilot is finished and evaluated, and she has had an opportunity to consult with stakeholders across the country.
The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about and support dining, arts and tourism businesses.
All NSW residents aged 18 and over can now apply for 4 x $25 vouchers, worth $100 in total.
You can continue to access temporary COVID response core funding for Support Coordination. This was due to end in 28 February and now extended to 31 March 2021. have all other organisations involved delivering services into the sector.
These precautions are most important for people over 60 and those with chronic disease.
People who have returned from anywhere overseas are required to self-isolate for 14 days. During this time, you should monitor your health closely. If you develop symptoms including a fever and cough, you should seek medical attention, remembering to call ahead.
It has been a privilege to serve on the Board of THC during the past year. The impact of the COVID‑19 virus has affected us, as well as our community. In many ways, our organisation has faced challenging circumstances, as have all other organisations involved delivering services into the sector.
Some people with disability are at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a safe and effective way of protecting you, your family and the community.
COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia.
We have been actively seeking the details about how assistive technology can be accessed from NDIA plans, following this announcement from NDIA almost two weeks ago. The following details were released yesterday on the NDIA website and are included below for your information…
The Housing Connection Boot Camp is a popular group fitness program running at the park.
Two sessions are two sessions a week Monday and Wednesday at 3.30 PM.
For more information, please contact at (02) 9415 2311 or email@example.com
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