HEALTH AND WELLBEING NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

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

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

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

Advocates approach mandatory vaccinations for disability care with caution

Tags NDIS Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 4 weeks ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government introduced a mandatory vaccination for aged care workers last week, however disability advocates... Read more

People with intellectual disability at greater risk of preventable hospitalisation

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Research Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Neill

People with intellectual disability are more likely to unnecessarily end up in hospital for conditions that could... Read more

Victorian Government announce vaccination ‘blitz’ for disability workers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Victorian Government will be enacting a five-day vaccination blitz that will provide disability and aged care staff... Read more

NDIS independent assessments largely opposed by disability community

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

People with disability have warned independent assessments are making it harder to access publicly funded support as... Read more

Senate supports inquiry into Disability Support Pension

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Neill

The experiences of people trying to access the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are set to be examined as part of a... Read more

Vaccine rollout to disability sector an "abject failure" and "discrimination"

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held a special hearing on... Read more

Strength in numbers

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 2 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - When Michaela Cantwell had a stroke 11 years ago, she feared the curtain may have to come down on the... Read more

Disability sector is unified against "robo-planning", inquiry is told

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

Disability advocates and organisations have labelled the proposed independent assessments as 'robo-planning' and have... Read more

Integrated technology for NDIS support will revolutionise disability care

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - The current Disability Royal Commission hearings have highlighted the need for changes to the way... Read more

Disability residents put on backburner during vaccine rollout to focus on aged care

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

The COVID-19 vaccination of aged care residents has been prioritised over disability facility residents, a Senate Select... Read more

New app supporting Aussies living with young onset Parkinson's disease

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 3 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The launch of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April will be... Read more

Women with disability twice as likely to experience sexual assault, says DRC

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Liz Alderslade

As Australia deals with the ongoing sexual assault cases against women in Parliament and the pervasive culture around... Read more

Central Coast program aims to encourage disability inclusion in local schools

Tags NDIS Education Health and Wellbeing Posted 5 months ago

Community service organisation Social Futures is challenging stereotypes about disability in New South Wales Central... Read more

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Tags Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 5 months ago

The Federal Government's COVID-19 vaccination rollout started on 22 February, with Australia's most vulnerable and front... Read more

New tool helping Victorians with disability find allied health support

Tags NDIS Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 5 months ago

A new website launched by the Victorian Government will help Victorians with disability find the allied health services... Read more

New health and wellbeing program helping NDIS participants lead a healthier lifestyle

Tags NDIS Conditions Health and Wellbeing Posted 5 months ago

A new multi-discipline health program is making it easier for people with disability to achieve their health and... Read more