Disability

News – NSW Budget 2018-19

The NSW Budget outlined by State Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet on June 19, included funding for NDIS, for health and seniors programs including energy discounts, an allocation to help protect seniors from elder abuse, plus a boost to mental health services for elders and palliative care as bulleted below. Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) particularly [...]

A Review of Sydney Community Services Approach to Australian Disability Service Standards

Australia’s National Standards for Disability Services Australia’s National Standards for Disability Services drive, promote and promulgate the rights of persons with disabilities, whilst upholding a nationally consistent approach to service quality improvement. Importantly, Australia’s Disability Standards are not static but rather are continuously revised to reflect current societal standards, service models and philosophies and as [...]

Rebecca Gentz: From Family Violence Survivor to Advocate for People with DisAbility

Rebecca was a 25-year-old university graduate prepared to start her master’s in art therapy when she became a victim of family violence. Her stepfather assaulted her with a claw hammer in 1998, resulting in a severe brain injury. Now Rebecca is known for being an advocate and speaker for people with disability. She has been [...]

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