Disability Ageing and Carers

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Feb 3

Ben Martin Hobbs explores why the in-home care system is failing the older people it’s meant to empower.


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Nov 4

"My chronic pain is a whole disability on its own too. It deserves the same respect and weight."


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Sep 19

Submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments


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Aug 6

How to be an awesome disability advocate online. This event featuring writer and appearence activist Carly Findlay was organised by


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Jul 8

The NDIA must move from its ‘hands off’ approach to market oversight in favour of active market stewardship.


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'Thin markets' is where there is a lack of appropriate services to meet the needs of participants.


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Jan 9

The sad reality is access to public transport in Victoria is haphazard.


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Nov 30

VCOSS Response to the Australian Building Codes Board Accessible Housing Options Paper


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Nov 22

Under-investment by successive Victorian governments has seen many people fall by the wayside.


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Oct 10

A co-design process is needed to set NDIS objectives and indicators, and to address a range of gaps that exist.


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Sep 26

People with disability will help shape Victoria's care workforce of the future.


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Sep 6

VCOSS & FSSI MEDIA RELEASE Victoria has a window of opportunity to put itself ahead of the game in building


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Aug 2

A Disability Action Plan is an important step in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Victorians with disability.


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People with disability have the right to live independently and to be included in the community.


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Mar 13

VCOSS submission to NDIS Joint Standing Committee inquiry into market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS The NDIS


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Feb 13

The review of the Vulnerable People in Emergencies policy is an important step in improving emergency management policies to better


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Feb 8

Older Australians deserve a residential aged care system where they are treated with dignity and respect, where their care needs


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VCOSS has welcomed a new plan to improve work, study and business opportunities for Victorians with a disability.


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Oct 31

People with disability have the right to be safe and receive high quality services. VCOSS believes that a robust registration


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VCOSS welcome the development of an inclusive education policy to support the learning and development of students with disability. Overall


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Sep 4

VCOSS strongly supports increasing consumer choice and empowering older people to have greater control over the services they access. But


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Aug 24

The NDIS brings a major shift in service provision for people with disability. VCOSS strongly supports the goals of NDIS:


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Aug 9

VCOSS welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Enhancing Victorian’s Economic Performance and Productivity Discussion Paper (the Discussion Paper) prepared


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Jul 28

A robust system for quality and safeguarding will helps prevent people with disability experiencing harm and promotes high quality service


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Jul 19

VCOSS was overwhelmingly happy with the Productivity Commission’s Position Paper on NDIS Costs, particularly the Paper’s recommendations to provide pre-planning


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Jul 12

The NDIS Code of Conduct sets out the obligations providers and workers are expected to comply with when delivering NDIS


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Apr 18

For many people with disability, the current review of NDIS costs reinforces a perceived shift away from viewing the scheme


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Price limits and pricing policies directly affect service quality and diversity available to NDIS participants. Having an accurate and flexible


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Feb 28

Many people living with mental illness will be ineligible for NDIS individual funding packages. VCOSS believes state and federal governments


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Dec 20

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned not all Victorians are benefiting from the state’s social and economic growth, and


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