Free training for family members and unpaid carers of people with a disability
put on by the Workforce Council. (Click here for details)
November 27 Carindale
November 29 Chermside
Medicare Local - Metro Northside Brisbane events (click here)
Have a say on the health and wellbeing of your community! Taking the Pulse is our way of giving you a voice and for us to learn about what is important to you and your family.
Sandgate: October 23
Redcliffe: October 30
Arana Hills: November 20
Chermside: November 28
Queensland disability services not affected by funding cuts in 2012-13
Service providers in Queensland will have received a letter from the Queensland Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Tracy Davis, in the last few days advising that the Director-General will write to all organisations before the end of September 'to indicate the revised funding available, including programs and services that have been reduced or programs that will not continue.' The letter also advised that regional directors will be liaising with the sector at local and regional levels regarding the implementation of savings measures.
NDS has been contacted by service providers concerned at language used in the letter and expressed concern at what the implications might be for disability services.
Previous advice from the Minister was that direct service provision had been quarantined from reductions. NDS is pleased to advise that the Department has confirmed today that disability services have not been affected by any general reduction in 2012-13. Funding for direct services has been preserved, but cuts have been made to peak bodies, advocacy and information and referral services. The majority of reductions in grants have been made in other areas of the Department.
With regard to savings measures, the Department is suggesting that organisations take opportunities to pursue innovation and collaboration and look at ways to increase efficiencies across the sector.
This information provides clarity for the disability sector.
This is the campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
KALP supports this campaign and we
encourage the KALP and wider community to get behind it too! We need all
the supporters we can to make this
once-in-a-generation opportunity for meeting the basic needs of people
disabilities and their families come true.
So if you don't know about it, please
read about it, sign the petition and spread the word by talking to people about
it. Be a part of something truly great!