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NDIS Sector Development Fund free workshops

11th May 2016
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is running a series of community workshops. These NDIS Sector Development Fund free works...

Increasing Choice in Home Care – Have your say on the proposed changes

11th May 2016
Implementation of Increasing Choice in Home Care - Stage 1 requires amendments to both primary and delegated aged care legislation. The Aged Care Legi...

Affordable housing Awards Open including Best Specialist Solution/Initiative

10th May 2016
Nominations are open for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Community Housing. The Awards are open to all non-government and local government organisat...

Have your say on new strata regulations

10th May 2016
The NSW Government has released the draft regulations to support the major strata law changes that were passed in October 2015 to modernise strata law...

Australian Assistive Technology Conference, Gold Coast 2016

28th April 2016, Event
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Assistive technology solutions are essential enablers in everyday life. They are becoming increasingly important to all people w...

Ramps and Rails Workshop - Brisbane 2016

26th April 2016, Event
Objectives This workshop aims to provide occupational therapy practitioners with: Knowledge about broad principles for designing internal and exte...

Useful Home Modification Drawing and Measuring Apps for mobile devices

20th April 2016
The Urban developer website posted 10 Best Architecture Apps on 14th April 2016. These Apps are just as useful for Home Modfcation Professionals, Occ...

2016 Perth Conference - Breaking Down Barriers Through Participation

19th April 2016, Event
With the theme of Breaking Down Barriers Through Participation the Conference will be an ideal forum for occupational therapists to discuss new practi...

Active Ageing Conference 2016: Wellness, Reablement & Restorative Care in aged care

18th April 2016, Event
The conference comes as the government starts allocating the first restorative care packages from July, while providers are also responding to their n...

Modify or Move’ among many housing options

14th April 2016
As reported in Freedom2live on April 13, 2016 by Kymberly Martin in News It was a full house with 500+ attendees attending the inaugural NSW NDIS Hou...

Consumer information critical to assistive technology take up

14th April 2016
As reported by By Linda Belardi and Natasha Egan on April 13, 2016 in Community Care Review Improving the quality of information and ready supply of ...

Your Future in Home Care Packages: Conference for New Providers

14th April 2016, Event
Presented by the Home Care Today team with guest presenter Dr Simon Duffy from the Centre for Welfare Reform in the UK. This conference is designed t...

What can home care package funds be used for?

8th April 2016
The department of Health often receives queries from the public about services and equipment that can be purchased using home care package funds. A li...

Home modifications produce large payback

31st March 2016
On the ABC Science Show presented by Robyn Williams the Home Modifications rising star and newly minted Doctor presented her PhD findings. Phillippa C...

Cities are designed for the Average Australian with two legs: but statistically this is incorrect!

31st March 2016
The March 2016 Disability Council of NSW i-CONTACT newsletter just came out and in it was a lovely little excerpt as follows "Two Legs? At the City Ta...

Phillippa Carnemolla presents her PhD thesis on Home Modifications.

21st March 2016
Phillippa Carnemolla has presented her PhD thesis on stage in 3 minutes for the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Awards. She studied how home modific...

Queensland partners with horizon-2020 for a project entitled 'My Active and Healthy Ageing'

21st March 2016
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly 80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) in addi...

NSW conducts a statutory review of the Carers Act

16th March 2016
The NSW Government is inviting carers and the community for input into a statutory review of the Carers Act. The Act aims to recognise carers, create ...

NZ study finds that more than a third of injuries are preventable with some specific Home Modification Interventions

16th March 2016
The HIPI study used a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of around 600 households in Taranaki. NZ The pilot study found strong associations between h...

Cities Agenda to focus on access to local jobs, affordable housing and liveability

7th March 2016
Release date: 04/03/2016 Media release The Australian Governments Cities Agenda will focus on improved access to quality local jobs, housing afforda...

Eligible NSW Community Care Support Program (CCSP) organisations and new disability service providers are encouraged to apply for a one-off subsidy to assist your organisation with achieving Third Party Verifica

7th March 2016
07 March 2016Quality Update: Subsidy and Support Available Quality Subsidy applications now open to eligible organisationsAll eligible Ageing, Disabi...

Home Care Service of NSW transferred to Australian Unity

7th March 2016
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) transferred the ownership of the Home Care Service of NSW to Australian Unity effective Saturda...

Re-Enchanting the City: Designing the Human Habitat

7th March 2016
Re-Enchanting the City: Designing the Human Habitat,viaFutureLearn.Enrolments are now open for thisfree,six week online course, with classes commencin...

Free online course on disability and a good life

7th March 2016
UNSW is pleased to let you know that our two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on Disability are now for enrolment! Associate Professor Leanne Dowse...
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