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Shut In and Shut Out: Institutions, Segregation and the Promise of Living in the Community

17th April 2014
Join us for a workshop addressing The Shut In campaign. The campaign works toward the closure of institutions for people with disability, and the move...

UNSW Panel Discussion: Disability and A Good Life: what does it take?

16th April 2014, Event
The advent of a new national support system for Australians with disability raises broader questions about what a good life for people with a disabili...

NDIS launches person-centred approaches tool for managers

15th April 2014
NDIS launches person-centred approaches tool for managers 'Progress for Providers - Checking your progress in using person centred approaches (Manage...

The Australian Ageing Agenda - Older people waiting years to access community care: study

14th April 2014
Around nine in ten older people were still waiting for a home care package nine months to a year after they were first approved for care, according to...

NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards - Nominations Now Open!

10th April 2014
Make your nomination here before 5pm, Friday 11 July 2014.

DIY Home Modifications - Industry Survey

9th April 2014
DIY Home Modifications - Industry Survey Have you ever been involved in, or provided advice/assistance, with a do-it-yourself home modification proje...

DIY Home Modifications - Consumer Survey

9th April 2014
DIY Home Modifications - Consumer Survey Have you, your carer, or someone you care for ever undertaken a do-it-yourself home modification project? W...

2nd Annual Managing Design for Success Forum

8th April 2014, Event
Driving innovation, project delivery and outcomes. The 2nd Annual Managing Design for Success Forum will be held in Sydney in May, 2014. To find out ...

The inaugural Robert Jones Memorial Oration

3rd April 2014, Event
Dr Margaret Ward will explore the boundary between our rights to design the private space of our home and the public interest in universal housing des...

Arts Access Australia (AAA) - Access Fund Closes ... for now!

3rd April 2014
AAAs current funding has been exhausted; however, it is hoping to reopen again soon. Check out their for details on...

The Australian Aging Agenda - CHA proposes ILU refurb scheme

2nd April 2014
With the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) coming to an end, a more flexible successor scheme could stimulate the refurbishment of ageing in...

The NDIS – where things are at

2nd April 2014
Last weekPrime Minister Tony Abbott stated the NDIS would go ahead On Monday WA Premier Colin Barnett signed an historic agreement to roll out three...

Resources on universally designed neighbourhoods

2nd April 2014
Below are some useful resources onuniversally designed neighbourhoods. World Health Organisation (WHO): WHO Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide W...

New funding opportunity for emerging young leaders in the disability sector

2nd April 2014
Grants are now open for emerging young leaders in the disability sector to attend the 7th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Co...

LASA National Congress 2014

31st March 2014, Event
Leading Age Services Australia National Congress - Breakthrough: Motivate Innovate Integrate The LASA National Congress is an annual educational and ...

International Housewares Association's Student Design Competition

28th March 2014
Universal Design objects are among the Student Design Competition winners at this yearsInternational Home + Housewares Show.

Government plans will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard (UK)

28th March 2014
Communities Minister Stephen Williams announced government plans to make homes easier and cheaper to build to a high standard. Find out more here.

SCIA Independence Expo

27th March 2014
SCIA Independence Expo Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) Independence Expo is on Saturday 5th April at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh (Sydn...

Dementia and Disability Symposium

25th March 2014, Event
Alzheimer's Australia NSW in conjunction with the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Sydney and the University of New England are host...

Video: Universal Design Small Student apartments

25th March 2014
New video: As a Finalist of the 2014 da Vinci Award, April 10th for "Small apartment for students" accessible for all even with a wheelchair. http://...

NSW Fair Trading consumer survey - Report

25th March 2014
A study commissioned by the NSW Department of Fair Trading in 2013 into consumer behaviours has found that "word of mouth is the most common source of...

Home Modification Service Providers should be alerted to the new Electrical safety report by Workcover

24th March 2014
WorkCover have released a useful factsheet on Electrical Safety in the Workplace. It includes common risk controls, procedures to prevent unsafe equip...

Robert Jones Memorial Oration

24th March 2014, Event
To celebrate the work of the late Robert Jones, Dr Margaret Ward PSM, in the inaugural oration, explores the boundary between our rights to design the...

My Bathroom Nightmare

20th March 2014
A 73 year old grandmother who spent four hours trapped in her bathroom tells of her experience here on GO55s. This story highlights the importance of...