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Hi Donna,
 
Being. Connecting.

We are all learning new ways of being.  Embracing technology and zero certainty; while staying focused on the task at hand.

Connecting as a community is more important than ever. Connecting virtually is a necessity - but this is not an option for all practitioners.  Hands on service delivery must continue and practitioners are learning new, safe and clever ways to do it well.

Join the NDP FaceBook group -
NDP COVID-19 Ready - to learn and share journeys and ideas with your disability buddies.Tim Costello kindly shared his views and reminded us of the words of the 19th century Aussie poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon.  "Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in anothers' trouble, Courage in your own"

This update aims to help you to be ready, by providing up-to-date links for information, training and other resources.

Stay safe and sane during this time of uncertainty!  Please send through your questions to info@ndp.org.au

All the best,
The NDP team.
 
NEWS UPDATE 

NATIONAL
NDIS:  New website to make it easier for participants and providers to find important information.
Learn more.  

VICTORIA
Plan for Victorian Community Services sector. release.   Guidance for all 4 stages of the pandemic response with more disability specific information.
Learn more. For all Victorian practitioners.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Border controls - community sector exemptions.
Learn more. For all practitioners.

TASMANIA
Updated information on supported accommodation.
Learn more. For all practitioners.

 
LEARNING HUB

WORKING SMARTER & SAFER

Online Training: Infection prevention & control. 
Register here.  For all practitioners. (frees apply)

Webinar: COVID19 - Positive Behaviour Support & Restrictive Practices.  8 April 20.
Register here.  For QLD practitioners and NDS member employees.

Online Workshop: Positive Behaviour Support Readiness: Organisational Self-Assessment. 14 April20.
Register here.  For WA practitioners.

Online Workshop:  Culture Shift. Using complaints to improve service quality and safety.. 15 April 20.
Register here. For all practitioners.

Online learning - NDS Workforce Essentials e-learning library.
Disability sector e-learning packagres.  Ongoing.
Learn more.  For all practitioners. (fees apply)

EMBRACING IT

Online Learning:  Privoting to Remote Work. Identifying necessary technology tools for collaboration and remote practice.
Learn more.  For all practitioners.

Webinar: Remote working cyber security
Register hereFor all practitioners and businesses.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Online Program.  NDIS Success Program - A program to support individuals and organisations with the tools and requires to effectively participate in the NDIS marke.  In April 20.
Learn more.  Ideal for Sole Traders practitioners.
 
NDS CORONAVIRUS HUB
NDS is the national peak organisation representing disability service providers.  NDS has a dedicated COVID-19 information hub to support everyone with an interest in disability services.

In this NDS HUB you will find the latest information and LINKS across the following categories.
  1. Australian, State and Territory Health departments.
  2. NDIA and NDIS Commission
  3. Work, Health & Safety
  4. Business Support and Advice
  5. Resources

NDS also provides a specialised set of resources as benefit for members only.  Many NDP members are employees of NDS members.  Check in with your manager to check if this applies to you too.
YOUR NDP CORONAVIRUS HUB
The NDP HUB endeavours to anticipate the needs of individual practitioners and to provide the information, tips and resources needed to work well- and differently at this time.

The topics will evolve and are:
  1. Working smarter & safely (CHANGING UP)
  2. Embracing IT (TECHNOLOGY & SERVICE INNOVATION)
  3. Staying emotionally fit (MENTAL HEALTH)
  4. Supporting clients (RESOURCES)
  5. Taking care of business (MONEY, RISK, ADAPTATION)
  6. Celebrating achievements (INSPIRATION)

Your NDP eNEWS will regularly highly the developments across the sector.