Disability & Aged


Aged Resources

 National Screening and Assessment user form Guide

 National Screening and Assessment Fact sheet form Guide


CID Connect: Online Peer Support Forum

Culturally Appropriate Residential Aged Care: 10 Questions to Ask

YourLife: Aged Care Content Hub

Low Cost Meals for Seniors Program Recipes

Financial Rights Legal Centre Sample Letter Generator

Safety Nets within Market-Based Environments:
How to Make them Work



As of 27 Feb next year Home Care Packages will be assigned directly to individuals. Under this model, consumers’ understanding and ability to make purchasing decisions is key. The underlying assumption is that well informed consumers will be able to make choices that meet their needs and drive quality in a competitive market. However, the ability of some frail older people to make informed choices regarding the best provider and services to meet their needs is in many instances limited.

Aged care leaders should start measuring and benchmarking the quality of life for the residents in their facilities as a way of fostering industry-wide collaboration to ensure older people live better lives.

As aged care enters an era of change and competition, providers that focus on delivering high quality or differentiated services will flourish.

Not-for-profit aged care organisations can tap into their existing resources to develop additional services that  generate sustainable sources of income.

The interactive Regional Aged Care Profiles tool presents information in graphs and tables on government-funded aged care places and recipients by aged care planning region (ACPR).




Further information on ACFI is available on the department's website. Information about ACFI classifications can be found in the Guide to Aged Care Law.


Disability Resources





Disability Employment Services Reform 


NDIS Provider Toolkit

NDS's Number 1 resource is the NDIS Provider Toolkit, a set of self-assessment exercises that focus on business practice required under the NDIS. They are structured around seven key questions.
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The NDIS rollout in NSW and Early Intervention, Child Protection and Out-of-Home Care

The roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW is a once in a generation reform that will improve the lives of people with disability in Australia.

 The NDIS – which began rolling out in year 1 districts from 1 July – will give people with permanent and significant disability real choice and control over their lives by allowing them to decide what supports they receive, when and how often.

 The Scheme will be rolled out across NSW over two years between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. When a current client can access the NDIS will depend on where they live and what disability supports they currently receive



New strategy will promote disability inclusion in developing countries

Development for All 2015-2020: Strategy for strengthening disability-inclusive development in Australia's aid program



Stakeholder pack NSW -  Click Here


Impacts of chronic back problems


Chronic back problems are common conditions in Australia (16% of the total population) and cause of disability (28% of the total population with disability) in Australia. Chronic back problems can have a strong negative effect on a person’s quality of life, affecting their ability to participate in daily activities, work, family and social activities. This bulletin provides the latest detailed information on the impacts (in terms of quality of life and disability) of chronic back problems in Australia.


Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2014–15


In 2014–15, around 333,800 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), including around 1,900 who transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) during the year. Many (44%) had an intellectual or learning disability, more than half (52%) lived with their families, and close to one-third (30%) of those aged 15 and over were not in the labour force.


Person-Centred Practice Across Cultures workbooks

Person-Centred Practice Across Cultures is a series of resources focusing on the crucial importance of cultural awareness and sensitivity in disability support and service delivery.
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People, Culture and Communication report

This report examines how organisations can engage effectively with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and maximise the strengths of their staff.
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Easy-read Disability Service Standards have been translated into different languages courtesy of funding through SSD Training's Translation Project. 

So far we have Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Croatian and Spanish. We're also looking into other languages including Assyrian, Farsi, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Tagalog, Tamil and Turkish.


We'd like to make them available to everyone and have attached some of the translations below. Stay tuned for more translations coming your way soon.


Workplace Literacy Activity Toolkit

The Workplace Literacy Activity Toolkit enables employers in the disability sector to gather information about current and potential employees’ literacy and numeracy skills.
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Communicating in Plain English

Plain English presents information in a way that helps people understand the message the first time they read or hear it. This resource will help you to communicate in a more accessible way.
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Get Ready to Assist Clients with Medication

This guide provides Direct Support Workers with activities to revise the core skills needed to successfully participate in the unit of competency Assist clients with medication.
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Team Meeting Training Sessions

As part of the Workplace Literacy Project in Tasmania, disability services can register to have 30-60 minute workshops delivered as part of their regular team meetings.
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