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International Day of People with Disability Picnic

20th November 2014
My Choice Matters is hosting a Picnic in the Park on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.  We wi...

All accessible golf - a first in Australia

13th November 2014
Moore Park Golf, part of Centennial Parklands, is the first public golf course in Australia to enable people with severe physical disability to enjoy ...

The state of the community service sector in New South Wales 2014

13th November 2014
Natasha Cortis, Megan Blaxland | Social Policy Research Centre. This report provides unprecedented detail about the characteristics of not-for-profit ...

Cross-sector collaboration - an essential ingredient for NDIS success

13th November 2014
A new report by the University of Sydney and the Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance shows that improved collaboration across governments ...

3rd December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

13th November 2014
Mitch Fifield, Assistant Manager for Social Services, has announced the 2014 International Day of People with Disability Patron Ms Jacqueline Freney,...

NSW AccessibleToilet map and app

4th November 2014
Everyone needs to "go" at some stage, but for people with disabilities, they can't just use any toilet. Some people even need to plan their outing in ...

A new all-abilities playground for Brisbane CBD

4th November 2014
The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens playground and facilities recently underwent a $2 million renovation and upgrade, making it Brisbane's newest all-ab...

Free Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement

4th November 2014
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is providing a free Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement (SABRE) program to seniors or people with a disability now in NSW. ...

The Impact of Ageing on the needs of people with physical disability

31st October 2014
We are entering a time where Australians are living longer and as a result our elderly population is also increasing. Life expectasncy rates have incr...

Age-Friendly World Website - World Health Organization

31st October 2014
the World Heath Organiszation (WHO) has launched a key strategy known as Age-Friendly World to make communities more age-friendly. The idea is to enab...

Ensuring inclusive design in public spaces in the UK

22nd October 2014
In the UK, Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion on Oct 20th with key professional bodies andgave them a challenge to ...

IHCD Socially Sustainable Design Symposium in Boston

22nd October 2014, Event
IHCD is hosting an annual Socially Sustainable Design Symposium at the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) at the Boston Visitor and Convention Center. Thi...

Public comment sought on draft regulation for Disability Includsion Act

22nd October 2014
To support the operation of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW),a draft Regulationhas been released by the Department of Family and Community Serv...

Can I use an electric overhead hoist at home, without installing it on the ceiling?

22nd October 2014
Electric overhead hoists can be a space-saving and convenient transfer option for the home. Overhead hoists are also often better suited for lifting a...

Access Standards & Housing

20th October 2014, Event
The Forum intent is to include presentations and discussions about Indigenous mapping, wayfinding and housing; Access Standards update; communications...

Remote Switch Devices

17th October 2014
A remote controlled socketcould be a useful option for the elderly or others with limited mobility who want to be able to easily switch off devices wi...

The curse of the one step

17th October 2014
StopGap.cas founders hope to make Toronto more accessible with free ramps for shop owners plus affordable custom made ones. In Toronto, it will be 10...

Call for nominations for biannual forum NSW Disability Network (Occupational Therapy)

16th October 2014
The Practice Leader Occupational Therapy in ADHC has commenced biannual forums with leading (senior consultant or manager level) occupational therapis...

Ageing well in CALD communities

16th October 2014
According to a report recentlylaunched in Melbourne, Geographic isolation, language barriers at all levels of service navigation and service provision...

Home Modification sometimes fails to adequately consider vulnerability in flood, storms and disaster

15th October 2014
With severe weather in NSW and the ACT and snow in the blue mountains it is timely to remember that older people and those with some level of disabili...

This week is national Carers Week!

15th October 2014
In NSW 1 in 10 people are carers. Many of us will either become a carer or need care ourselves. You may know someone who is a carer. Carers are our fa...

Availability of the discipline specific core standard Promoting Respiratory Health for the use of physiotherapists

15th October 2014
Clinical Innovation and Governance (CIG) with ADHC Directorates and Districts, and external partners,have developed Core Standards for practitioners w...

Queensland Home Modification Discussion Group Meeting

14th October 2014, Event
Queensland Home Modification Discussion Group Meeting. Click here for more information.

The release of the Communication and Behaviour Support Core Standard for Nurses & carers

13th October 2014
ACore Standard program has been developed to support nursesand carers in providing consistent, efficient, and good practice when supporting people wit...