HEALTH AND WELLBEING NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

New resource aims to improve the experience of people with foot amputation

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people facing amputation could be better supported through the use of a new resource developed by experts... Read more

Disability support workers need to be vaccinated by the end of the month

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 weeks ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended COVID-19 vaccinations be made mandatory for... Read more

Third COVID-19 dose on the way for all adult Australians

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Australian Health Department’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a third dose of the... Read more

Petition seeks to end age discrimination in the disability support system

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The Government is being called out for age discrimination written into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... Read more

National Carers Week recognises the compassionate work of carers

Tags User Stories Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

For years Danie didn’t realise she was a carer, she just did what she could to support her daughter. Read more

Inquiry hears of barriers to accessing the Disability Support Pension

Tags Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and... Read more

Easing COVID-19 restrictions won’t mean freedom for people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

The term "Freedom Day" is being used by many Government leaders to signal the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but it's... Read more

Aged care staff vaccinated but disability support workers still have no mandate

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

All aged care workers are now required to have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and some States have even... Read more

Disability Support Pension criticised as causing distress to people with disability

Tags NDIS Finance Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Advocacy groups for people with disability have submitted their calls to a Senate Committee for sweeping reforms to the... Read more

Are you really ok? Is the question to ask today

Tags Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

With thousands of people with disability around Australia in lockdown, quarantine or self-isolating to stay safe during... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

All children with disability as young as 12 can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

This week all children aged 12 to 15 who are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have become... Read more

Speaking up about the right to communication this Speech Pathology Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

This week the speech pathology community is raising awareness of the rights of every person to be able to communicate. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Week sends the message every brain injury is different

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

One in 40 Australians live with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and for those whose everyday lives are affected by such... Read more

Disability sector delivers ultimatum to Government and their vaccination program

Tags Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Over 60 disability organisations have provided an open letter to the Government demanding immediate action to vaccinate... Read more

Research backs changes in medical records to support mothers with a disability

Tags Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Something as simple as a change in medical records could improve the pregnancy care thousands of women with a disability... Read more

People with disability in NSW group home diagnosed with COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

With COVID-19 cases in New South Wales continuing to increase, there are growing concerns for vulnerable residents in a... Read more

Advocates call for extra vaccine measures for disability support workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is calling on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Minister Linda Reynolds to... Read more

COVID vaccines not mandatory for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Employment Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

COVID-19 vaccinations are being “strongly recommended” for disability support workers, but the Federal Government has... Read more

​Four out of five Australians with disability still without COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

While much of the focus has been on whether the Federal Government will mandate vaccinations for disability support... Read more