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HMinfo Annual Report

14th December 2015
The Home Modification Information Clearinghouse has published its Annual Report for 2014-2015. This report outlines the Clearinghouse's research activ...

Toward consensus on Assistive Technology (AT) Terminology and Scope in Australia

9th December 2015
ARATA invites you to participate in a forum from 0930-1130 (AEDT) on Friday 11 Decemberto discuss assistive technology provision for people with disab...

Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE)

9th December 2015
During the United Nations General Assembly on Disability and Development (HLMDD) on 23 September 2013, key stakeholders at the side event, Assistive T...

Measures to enhance the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights and Dignity of Older Persons

9th December 2015
The UN General Assembly Third Committee adopted the resolution, "Measures to enhance the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights and Dignity of O...

Housing Decisions of Older Australians

9th December 2015
On December 1st the Australian Productivity Commission released their third paper concerning older people. In the Housing Decisions of Older Australia...

New publication: Summary Bulletin: Fire Safety - Smoke Alarms 2nd ed.

8th December 2015
Smoke alarms provide early warning of a fire in the home, potentially saving residents lives. It can take just minutes for a fire to reach flashpoint ...

Social Housing Community Improvement Fund

8th December 2015
I wanted to draw your attention to a new $20 million grant program the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.The program aims to create better an...

Industrialized Housing and Universal Design

8th December 2015
Modular construction is a trend only likey to grow. There are already a number of companies in this space. and in modular housing the building process...

NEW NDIS resources available for Aboriginal people and in community languages

8th December 2015
New resources are now available for Aboriginal people with disability on the NSW NDIS website. The latest resources have also been translated into com...

ADHC has revised the NSW Accommodation Support Resources

8th December 2015
The Community Access Directorate in ADHC has revised the policies and guidelines for accommodation support services and developed resources to promote...

Invitation to Home Modification Service Providers to the 'My Aged Care' webinar

8th December 2015
The Commonwealth has put out an alert regaing the upcoming My Aged Webinar which may be of interest to Home Modification Service Providers. Commonwea...

The Australian Human Rights Commission wants greater inclusion for the 4 million Australians with disability.

8th December 2015
Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, stated that "the Australian Human Rights Commission is currently working with the NSW Gove...

Addenum to Standards in action: Women with Disability

8th December 2015
The Addendum to the Standards in Action: Women with Disability has been developed and is now available on the Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) ...

'Designing Universities for Everyone - by Doing Disability Differently’

13th October 2015, Event
A workshop on disability, design & university spacesfeaturing Jos Boys & discussion with Ron McCallum, Rosemary Kayess, Catherine Bridge & Wayne Hawki...

2015 Accessible & Affordable Housing Forum

6th October 2015, Event
Rights & Inclusion Australia & ANUHDInvite you to participate in our 2015 Forum The Forum will provide expert presentations on accessible and afforda...

Short Term Restorative Care Programme Policy Consultation Paper

1st October 2015
The Australian Government Department of Social Services is seeking feedback on their Short Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme Policy Consultation ...

Platform step specifications for mobility frame and walker access

1st October 2015
In Australia there are no Building Standards that provide recommended dimensions. Historically this was a supplementary recommendation in AS1428.2 199...

No Interest Loans (NILS) Available for Home Modifications

1st October 2015
Today Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) reported that they had met with executives from Good Shepherd Microfinance on 22 September to discuss some ...

Sussan Ley appointed Minister for Aged Care

1st October 2015
See the full story posted byByDarragh O'KeeffeonSeptember 30, 2015 inGovernment,Industry

Climate Change preparedness Guidelines for people with Impairments

1st October 2015
NSW Health Emergency Management Unit and NSW Ambulance have published some important information regarding summer preparedness for the upcoming summer...

Increasing Choice in Home Care – Stage 1 – DSS release of Discussion Paper

1st October 2015
To download the discussion paper directly:Discussion Paper Increasing Choice in Home Care Stage 1 (PDF)Overview of proposed changes to home care fro...

KPMG Final Report Released on the Commonwealth Reform of Home Care Packages

1st October 2015
The Australian Government announced the introduction of the Home Care Packages Programme from 1 August 2013, which replaced the Community Packaged Car...

32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: From the Margins to the Centre

1st October 2015, Event
The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is in its 32ndyear, and it will be held on April 25-26, 2016. We ask that you inc...

Launch of new WHO World Report on Ageing and Health

1st October 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just launched the World Report on Ageing and Health. For the first time in this 260 paged report, evidence on ...
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