December 3, 2019

International Day of People with Disability

Today is International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day that is observed worldwide. The aim of the day is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and to celebrate their achievements and contributions. The theme for IDPwD 2019 is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda.’ The theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. All governments in Australia have committed to the National Disability […]
November 27, 2019

Social Inclusion Week: Connect, Celebrate & Collaborate

This week is Social Inclusion Week – a week that “is about encouraging communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all cultures, age groups, nationalities and abilities.” The theme this year is to: CONNECT CELEBRATE AND COLLABORATE It is important that we acknowledge that there are many people, living in every community, that feel marginalised, left out, our left behind. These include those people with: Disability No employment The homeless Elderly The indigenous community Recent migrants Refugees So how have we, at Auscare Support, connected, or celebrated or collaborated. 1. CONNECT Auscare Support has offered pro-bono (free) work to assist […]
November 22, 2019

Proactive, Responsive & Outcome Focused Support

Auscare Support – we have stated our mission. But how do we make sure that we achieve it? For those of you who missed our previous article, we described the origins of Auscare Support and reaffirmed our mission statement. To quickly recap, the mission statement of Auscare Support is (** Drum roll please **) “To empower great futures for our clients and their families!” But how do we achieve this? As I mentioned in my first post, we achieve this in a variety of ways, but the most fundamental way is by creating a workforce of talented individuals who are […]
November 14, 2019

Empowering Great Futures

Auscare Support… who are we, and what do we stand for? Auscare Support was established in 2015 by my wife and I. We saw an opportunity to bring our combined skill set into the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We had family experience of a variety of disabilities…including mental illness and psychosocial. What we didn’t have however, was a background in the disability industry… I am from the staffing industry and my wife has a background in fashion marketing and branding. For over ten years I ran a recruitment agency, recruitment marketing and employer branding agency. We have had […]
April 3, 2019

NDIS Quarterly Report – details of the report. Inc SDA stats.

As always –> DSC deliver the goods…. for the full article please see www.disabilityservicesconsulting.com.au NDIS Quarterly Report – Now With Exciting SDA Data The latest Quarterly report (Quarter 1, 2019/20 FY) has finally included some detailed data about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). This is a further encouraging development following the market data release in October. The data shows some positive developments in the SDA market. Here is what the data tells us (data as of 30 September): The Participants 9,536 Participants have SDA payments in their Plans. This is up 678 people from the data released in October (8,858). 14,025 Participants […]
April 3, 2019

Auscare’s Specialist Disability Accomodation Submission in response to the SDA Pricing and Payments Framework Review

This response to the SDA Pricing & Payments Framework Review ( the ‘Review’) has been developed by Melanie Southwell (Independent Consultant, specialising in NDIS housing supports) to highlight some key current cross-sector implications of the current SDA Pricing & Payments Framework (the ‘current Framework’), and recommendations to address that are amenable to all respondent parties. The following organisations contributed to this submission: SDA Housing Australia: A small for profit and for purpose SDA stock developer and Registered NDIS SDA Provider in NSW. SDA HA are a team of property experts formed to support the rollout of the SDA plans of […]