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#StandByMe

Over the past month, we have had an overwhelming response to our #StandByMe campaign, particularly our online petition. At present, we have almost 28,000 signatures and the number is steadily growing. Show your support for disability advocacy, information and representative services in NSW by signing the petition below:

https://www.change.org/p/gladys-berejiklian-standbyme-to-ensure-that-people-with-disability-in-nsw-have-a-voice

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Understanding the Responsibilities of the NDIS and Primary Health Services

The NSW government has released a guidance document on the intersecting responsibilities of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and primary care providers who help people access the NDIS. The document identifies the separate functions between health services and the NDIS. Recovery Oriented practice and service provision for people with psychosocial disability is consistent with the principles of the NDIS. Click here for operational guidelines

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Consultation on Supported Group Accommodation Resident rights

The NSW Government has prepared a set of consultation papers on how we can improve resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation.  We are interested in hearing your views. Click here for consultation

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Research Participants Wanted: Living with Type 1 Diabetes and Intellectual Disability

Here’s your chance to contribute to this area of research. Researchers from Western Sydney, Sydney and Curtin Universities, are running a study exploring the experiences of young adults living with type 1 diabetes and intellectual disability. It is hoped that this study will assist in improving diabetes self-care and social and economic inclusion for young adults.

http://socialfutures.org.au/research-participants-wanted-living-type-1-diabetes-intellectual-disability/?

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Grant opportunity: Improving wellbeing of LGBTI people living with a disability

The Sidney Myer Fund and The Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia (GALFA) have announced their next joint funding round, as part of the Sidney Myer Fund Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program. This grant round will focus on improving the wellbeing of LGBTI people living with a disability. Applications close 5 March.

https://www.galfa.org.au/funding/current-grant-round/

 

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