To help people with disabilities, their families and carers be heard, Make it Work forums are being held by the Every Australian Counts coalition across Australia. This Friday (September 7) a forum is being held in Ballina
The collapse of the disability service provider FSG has led to clients being left without carers over the weekend and Monday.
Front line staff employed by FSG, a disability service provider that recently went into voluntary administration, have been given until today (July 16) to accept an offer from CPL.
Local disability service providers have had to lay off staff, cut services and sell off assets in a bid to survive the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Two operators in our region have said they may have to close.
The administrators of the NDIS estimate that 6,000 locals will be enrolled in the scheme by June this year. But local disability service managers, workers and carers say the transition has been anything but smooth.
The NDIS is rolling out in the Northern Rivers region from July 1 and independent organisation, My Choice Matters, is providing free workshops in Ballina, Lismore and Byron Bay to look at how to get the best out of the change in funding.
The great French mime artist Marcel Marceau had an act which consisted solely of walking briskly onto the stage. It seemed entirely normal, but when he got to the middle of the stage something happened – he kept walking, but he wasn’t getting anywhere.
NDIS rolls out in northern NSW from 1 July. Now is the time to find out if you are eligible for assistance to help you live your life.
A sea of hearts will descend on the Lismore Workers Club this Valentine’s Day pleading with the new premier to show she has one.