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Your chance to Vote for Livable Public Spaces

27th May 2015
Walk 21 Vienna brings to global expertise and insights on how to create walkable and liveable cities. This years conference motto stepping ahead promo...

How can Smart Assistive Technology help my organisation?

22nd May 2015, Event
Smart Assistive Technology (AT) workshops What is Smart Technology? And how can it be used in your organisation to assist client outcomes and service ...

Service providers say seniors 'under the radar' in housing crisis

21st May 2015
Article by Camilla Bianchiregarding the increasing need for modifying/retrofitting existing homes and hencereducing the burden of care by half in the ...

My Aged Care Changes in 2015 - Webinar

21st May 2015, Event
The purpose of this webinar is to provide information to providers on changes to the CHSP and HCP that will occur on 1 July 2015. The Department of S...

Bariatric Workshop for Occupational Therapists

6th May 2015, Training
We invite you to attend this one-day Bariatric Workshop for Occupational Therapists in Sydney on Friday 29 May 2015. This innovative workshop aims to...

2015 AHRCentre's Annual Public Lecture: Disability Rights - a Global Agenda for the 21st century

6th May 2015, Event
By Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRC) How can international law improve the living conditions of persons with disabilities worldwide, including in...

Occupational Therapy Now Sep/Oct edition just released

29th April 2015
Dear Colleagues, Occupational Therapy Now - VOLUME SIXTEEN ISSUE FIVESeptember / October 2014 The intention of this special issue of Occupational Th...

New Report released "A Place to call Home"

24th April 2015
According to the "evey Australian Counts website " Over 650 people with disability, their families and carers shared theirhousing storiesdetailing th...

Renovation spending to fall before a rise

23rd April 2015
As reported in todays' Australian newspaper THE home renovation market should enjoy a modest recovery over the next few years, but that will follow...

ACS Technology & IT Forum

16th April 2015, Event
Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT (ACS) is hosting a one day Forum on Technology and IT in Aged Care. The advances in Technology & IT provide signi...

More support is needed to help people find accomodation and work before the National Disability Insurance Scheme can be rolled out in 2018

15th April 2015
UNSW research reveals that the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which could profoundly change the lives of people with disability and their famil...

Report on ‘three strikes’ policy for tenants in social housing released

15th April 2015
A report on issues facing tenants in social housing who suffer from mental health and substance abuse problems has been released by The Queensland Men...

The Future of Home & Community Care Conference

15th April 2015, Event
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is set to take effect from July 1st 2015. With both CHSP and home care models being implemented, aged c...

The Effects of an Education Program on Home Renovation for Fall Prevention

14th April 2015
A recent Korean study showed that stated behavioral intentions towards home renovationcould be changed by education. For instance, the experimental gr...

The Provision of Visitable Housing in Australia: Down to the Detail

14th April 2015
In a thought provoking article by Ward and Franz published on the 9th of April 2015, they conclude that "financial incentives for both the builder and...

Home Modfcaton support avalable in the NDIS trial sites

14th April 2015
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (the Scheme) is a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent...

Level 3 Advanced Home Modifications: The Whole Process

9th April 2015, Event
We have a Level 3 Advanced Home Mods workshop coming up in May this year. Due to our education program not being funded after June 2015, this will be ...

Impact absorbing flooring may significantly reduce fall injuries

7th April 2015
A new study by Gustavsson, Bonander, Andersson and Nilson (2015) downloaded from from the Bristish Journal of Medicin...

New program guidelines for NDIS

2nd April 2015
The DSS has produced a suite of new program guidelines to help interested parties transition to the NDIS. The guidelines provide a key starting point...

Early Baird gets NDIS into Western Sydney

2nd April 2015
There was a pre-election promise from the NSW Government to bring the National Disability Insurance Scheme nearly a year early to the Blue Mountains a...

Bathrooms Modifications workshop - Brisbane

1st April 2015, Training
Liz Ainsworth of Home Design for Living, is conducting a workshop on bathroom modifications. June 26 @ (8:30 am registration) 9.00 am 4:30 pm at Lif...

Global Communities Joint International Conference

18th March 2015, Event
The 2015 ACSA IAHSA Conference theme Global Communities Coming Together - is a fitting description of what will happen during the conference connect...

SCIA Independence Expo 2016 is on again!

13th March 2015, Event
The SCIA Independence Expo 2016 will be held over two days, on 15 and 16 April 2016, at Australian Technology Park in Sydney. Together we will welcom...

NSW Home Modifications and Maintenance Services State Council Inc. is now a national organisation

12th March 2015
In February 2015 the NSW Home Modifications and Maintenance Services State Council Inc. was formally registered with ASIC as a company limited by guar...