NT Disability Service Awards Flyer
Congratulations to the winners of the NT Disability Services Awards 2016!
See the winners at the NT Disability Services Awards website.

Website link: http://www.ntdsa.org.au/winners

August 30, 2016
The NT Disability Services Awards acknowledge the contributions, diligence, and accomplishments of the Northern Territory disability sector ”by individuals, businesses, organisations, and initiatives who work to improve the lives of people with disability in the Northern Territory.”

There are seven award categories to nominate for. From the category winners, one will be selected to receive the Overall Award for Excellence.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 11 November 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Esplanade Darwin. Tickets will become available on the NT Disability Services Awards website in September 2016.

Link: NT Disability Services Awards website

Nominations for the 2016 NT Disability Services Awards close Friday 30 September 2016 @ 5:00pm.
Nomination information and forms can be found on the NT Disability Services Awards Nominate Page. Link: NT Disability Services Awards Nominate Page.


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Each week, Disability Advocacy Service receives the Integrated Disability Action (IdA) E-Bulletin – this week, it had an extremely useful link to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website.

This website highlights a number of very useful video clips to support people with disabilities and their families to better understand the processes under the NDIS. Please take the time to review this helpful link.
Below are links for the IdA website, the NDIS website, the My NDIS Pathway video, and the Communicating at the NDIS video.

Link: Integrated Disability Action (IdA)
Link: NDIS website
Link: Video – My NDIS Pathway
Link: Video – Communicating at the NDIS

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Recently Disability Advocacy Service received a memo from the Department of Health outlining this proposed support programme – the programme relates to older Australians who currently receive specialist disability services and who will NOT be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


The Council of Australian Governments all agree that as the NDIS rolls out nationally, it is a priority to ensure continuing support for older people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS. This Commonwealth Continuity of Support (COS) will provide support to older people with disability, either through existing aged care programme such as the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, or through a new Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme.

This new programme will be phased across the Northern Territory commencing on the 1st January 2017.
More details as they become available.

Manager, Disability Advocacy Service

Link: Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme – AU Government Department of Health

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