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Connecting people, skills and jobs in the disability sector.

About the Disability Workforce Hub

Connecting people, skills and jobs in the disability sector.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform how disability care is delivered. It is designed to support the needs of people with a permanent and significant disability.

The NDIS provides more choice and control over how, when and where supports are provided. The NDIS will roll out for 18-64 year olds in the Yorke and Mid North region from the 1st of January 2018.

Demand for disability services in the Yorke and Mid North region is expected to grow from 646 clients to around 1,900 participants under the NDIS (an increase of 194 per cent). To meet the demand for these services under the Scheme, the local workforce in the Yorke and Mid North region is estimated to grow from 150-200 full time workers to 650-800.

The Disability Workforce Hubs in the Yorke and Mid North are an important component to help secure a sufficient and diverse workforce supply as the region moves towards full implementation of the NDIS. They will operate as a ‘one-stop-shop’ model for organisations, existing workers and job seekers looking for support and assistance across the disability sector. The Hubs will contribute to building workforce capacity and capability, ensuring local people are employed and help South Australian employers secure skilled and experienced staff.

TRAINING AND EVENTS:

NDIS Service Provider & Support Organisations Network Meetings

10 am – 11:30 am with an extra half hour allocated if required

Port Augusta

  • Wednesday, 26th June 2019

Pt Augusta Business Centre, 2A Stirling Rd, Pt Augusta

These network meetings are an opportunity to support and learn from one another, discuss what it is that we are all doing in this space and how it is that we can collectively as a group overcome the unique challenges that the NDIS brings to achieve the best outcomes for our region. Bring along your thoughts, concerns, ideas, good news stories, anything at all for discussion on the day.

Please don’t forget that RSVP’s are essential as it determines where the meeting needs to be held depending on numbers.
RSVP’s can be made via an email to lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Drop-In Sessions – Face To Face Support

MISSION AUSTRALIA

2nd Monday of every month: May – July 2019
2pm – 4pm (or call to book an alternative appointment)

July 9th
Port Augusta Public Library
4 Mackay Street, Port Augusta
RSVP: Email courtney.dowling@ndis.gov.au or call 0436 689 733.
Please provide notification of any accessibility requirements. Children under adult supervision are welcome.

ndis KUDOS SERVICES

NEED HELP WITH THE NDIS FOR CHILDREN 0 TO 6 YEARS OF AGE?

Drop in session at

Port Pirie West Children’s Centre, First Street, Port Pirie.

Thursday 4th July 2019, 11am-1pm

Kudos Services can help you:

  • Get some helpful information regarding mainstream and community services
  • Find out about how you can access the NDIS
  • Understand how you can use your plan

Kudos Services is an NDIS Partner offering support to children aged 0-6 years who have a disability or developmental delay in South Australia.

Contact: 1800 931 190. Email: ecei.southaustralia@ndis.gov.au

RESOURCES:

Yorke & Mid North Providers Register

Y&MN Disability Directory – June 2019

The above directory lists registered NDIS Providers & Support Organisations of the Yorke and Mid North region.

Information & Reports

2019-2020 Price Guide

QUARTERLY REPORTS

SA Dashboard as of 31st March 2019
SA Performance Report as of 31st March 2019

UPDATES & INFORMATION SESSIONS

NDIS AUDITS

Two new organisations have now been certified by the NDIS Commission to deliver NDIS audits under the Quality and Safeguarding framework – this brings us to a total of 10.
South Australian accessible auditors here IHCS recently presented at the NDS Quality and Safeguarding Community of Practice. They are regionally accessible with local auditors based in South Australia.
The NDIS Commission is keen to hear feedback regarding any barriers that organisations/sole traders are having to the audit process. Please provide information regarding your circumstances to: registration@ndiscommission.gov.au or 1800 035 544

Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce 2019

NDIS Demand Map

Yorke and Mid North KPMG Data Snapshot

DCSI Market Analysis Tool

Aspirational Employment Modelling Report

Port Pirie – Disability Sector Snapshot

Regional Newsletters

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Get in touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larissa Mackrill
Disability Workforce Hub Coordinator
Email: lmackrill@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au
Phone: 1300 742 414

 

For more information about the Disability Workforce Hub, please contact Larissa directly or use the contact form

Alternatively you can visit our Hubs at:

  • 85 Ellen Street, Port Pirie
  • 155 Main North Road, Clare
  • 51 Taylor Street, Kadina