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National Disability Services NSW 2017 Conference

16th January 2017, Event
Theme: Turning Plans Into Outcomes The 2017 NSW conference will combine contemporary evidence, research and practical conversations to support provid...

Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) National Conference 2017

16th January 2017, Event
GOING FOR GOLD: the pursuit of best practice in the age of reform We extend an invitation to anyone with an interest in home modifications, including...

ILC WA releases Assistive Technology App for Consumers - Equip Me

13th January 2017
As reported by the Australian Ageing Agenda staff reporters in their Community Care Review, Education & Training online newsletter on January 11, 2017...

EverBlock - internal walls blocks make creating and changing rooms childsplay

12th January 2017
EverBlock is a new system for cheaply constructing non-load bearing internal walls useful when anyone needs ground floor access and privacy. Examples ...

Proposed NSW planning reforms for Housing could impact home modification practices and potentially make them more difficult

9th January 2017
THe NSW governemnt is proposing changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act). Some of these will impact Home modific...

Rights of consumers with disability

8th December 2016
Some fantastic new resources including videos and factsheets have recentky been relaesed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ...

National Housing Conference 2017

8th December 2016, Event
AHURI will convene the National Housing Conference 2017 Building for better lives, in Sydney, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Co...

Entrance-related environmental barriers may hinder community-dwelling older people to leave their homes

28th November 2016
A new study by Portegijs, E., et al. (2017). "Perceived and objective entrance-related environmental barriers and daily out-of-home mobility in commun...

GOV UK's Dssign principles such as "This is for everyone" are worth a look

16th November 2016
Accessible design is good design. Everything should be as inclusive, legible and readable as possible. If we have to sacrifice elegance s...

NSW Small Home Modifications grants under $10,000 (subject to OT assessment) now available to eligible participants

16th November 2016
One-off Funding Available for CSP and YPIRAC Participants Attention to all funded service providers working with eligible Community Support Program (C...

DSS would like your feedback on a draft model for a new integrated carer support service system

7th November 2016
The Australian Government is committed to supporting and sustaining the vital work of unpaid carers, and has developed a draft Service Delivery Model ...

Trial of a checklist of building features, which repeatedly frustrate staff and public

1st November 2016
Colleagues We are trialing a checklist of building features, which repeatedly frustrate staff and public. Each of the unwelcome features is reported ...

15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing

27th October 2016, Event
The ERA 2016 conference will be hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) located in the Research School of Population H...

Kick Start Healthy Ageing

27th October 2016, Event
A free public forum presenting a series of expert talks from some of Australias pre-eminent researchers in the field of ageing. The forum will focus o...

Bathroom Modifications Workshop - VIC 2016

26th October 2016, Event
The bathroom modifications workshop aims to provide occupational therapy practitioners with: Knowledge about broad principles for selecting product...

Ramps & Rails Workshop - VIC 2016

26th October 2016, Event
The ramps and rails workshop aims to provide occupational therapy practitioners with: Knowledge about broad principles for designing internal and e...

2 days WORKSHOP: Environmental Home Modifications - The Basics - Sydney

26th October 2016, Event
This is a two day workshop (Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November) for Occupational Therapists covering the knowledge and skills based required to prescr...

ATSA Expo 2017

17th October 2016, Event
The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solu...

How does the DDA relate to the National Construction Code including the Building Code of Australia outside a persons home?

12th October 2016
The Australian Human Rights Commission has a webpage on frequently asked questions. They also have guidelines on access to buildings and services for ...

Performance expectations in regard to Australian Access regulation and outdoor ramps

12th October 2016
The National Construction Code and Performance is a performance-based code, the NCC now has a new document titled the Performance Requirements extract...

National Construction Code Interactive House

12th October 2016
Did you know that every Standard referenced in the Australian National Construction Code (NCC) related to residential premises? The NCC Interactive Ho...

NARI - Translating ageing research into policy and practice, 40 years and beyond

5th October 2016, Event
NARI celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Over the past four decades, it has been bringing research to life to improve health outcomes and aged ...

Changes to strata management laws and home modifications

15th September 2016
Origibnally Posted by Ryan van den Nouwelant on September 5th, 2016 Cities, Demographics, Law, Strata, Wellbeing by Ryan van den Nouwelant and Haz...

ITAC 2016 - Empowering Care Technology

26th August 2016, Event
The theme of the conference, ITAC Empowering Care Technology emphasises the importance of information technology in establishing a sustainable, quali...
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