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Hi Cecile,

These past couple of weeks, everyone's been busy with red envelopes, lanterns or love hearts. After all the festivities, you have some catching up to do!

In this newsletter, aside from NDIS news, free event, and Learning Hub resources, you'll learn more about the driving force behind NDP. You'll even meet some new faces.


Enjoy!
The NDP Team
 
NDIS News
New Price Guide
The new Price Guide for NDIS providers has been released. The new pricing took effect on 1 February 2019.

Provider Registration Groups For VIC, TAS and ACT
From 1 March 2019, the VIC, TAS and ACT governments will no longer assess quality and safeguard requirements for certain registration groups.

Changes to Help NDIS Participants Gain Employment
NDIS participants will now have better access to employment support funding. On
21 February 2019, the NDIA  will host a free webinar teaching participants how to get employment supports in their plans.
 

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Reforms
The Federal Government has announced reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) for NDIS participants.
 
Other News & Events
Disability Services Peak Body Supports Royal Commission
National Disability Services (NDS), the peak body for disability service providers expressed support for a royal commission into the abuse of people with disability.
Disability Services Peak Body Supports Royal Commission
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Accommodation Management Grant
Funding of $30.5 million is now available for eligible service providers through a one-off Accommodation Management Grant under the Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme.
FREE - Microsoft: Tech for Social Impact
20 Feb 2019, 10 am – 3 pm (Sydney)
22 Feb 2019, 10 am – 3 pm (Melbourne)

Learn from experts about how to utilise technology effectively in your not-for-profit organisation. Modernise your processes, enhance your reach, and make impact on your communities.
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Funding Boost Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
Ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics, Australian athletes received a $12M Federal Government funding boost in the lead-up to 2020 Games.
Website Grants For Not-For-Profits
Grants of up to $20,000 is available to 100 not-for-profit organisations to redevelop their website, with 27 charities already given funding.
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Meet the NDIS Career Changes Closing the Support Worker Gap
Career changers in Newcastle are finding fulfilling work in the disability sector that is predicted to see a labour shortfall of 75,000 by 2022.
 
NDP Learning Hub