Welcome to the Community Door information portal on disability.

Disability touches the lives of many Queenslanders, with close to one in five Queenslanders living with a disability. An estimated 236,200 Queenslanders of all ages have a profound or severe disability. People with a profound or severe disability require assistance in everyday activities, such as self-care, mobility and communication. Providing people with a disability with the support to participate in all domains of life is critical.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will start in Queensland from 1 July 2016 and will be fully implemented by 30 June 2019. The NDIS will transform the way people with disability access disability care and supports, and revolutionise the way disability supports are funded and delivered.

When the roll-out is completed in 2019, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive. The NDIS will also bring exciting opportunities for mainstream services, and the broader community.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to people with a disability, family and friends, and those working in the disability sector.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available in Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local government areas from 1 July 2017. A two-day expo in Ipswich is open to participants, service providers and community members. Where : North Ipswich Reserve, The Terrace,...
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National Disability Services is pleased to invite you to join us to discuss Talent Acquisition and Retention in the Disability Sector a two hour workshop. As the Ipswich region transitions into the NDIS our capacity to manage workforce challenges will become more critical. The workshop has been...
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Queensland Government media release Community and non-government organisations are encouraged to apply for a share in $150,000 to promote the abilities of all Queenslanders during Disability Action Week and International Day of People with Disability. Launching the 2017 Disability Community Events...
Media Statement Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Financial assistance is now available for south-east Queensland’s not-for-profit organisations that have been affected...
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' (DCCDS) Community Recovery section is encouraging individuals, carers and service providers in the DCCSDS North and Far North Queensland area to be prepared in relation to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The likely impacts of a tropical...
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Access to suitable, accessible housing is one of the greatest challenges for the aged and people with disability. Spinal Life Australia is seeking feedback on mandating accessible housing by 2020 and making communities more inclusive for people with disabilities. The feedback will shape the...
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Australian Government grants of up to $10,000 are now open to assist people with disability to participate in nationally-focussed disability Conferences in Australia, between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply via an open process to deliver...
The NDIS is rolling out out across Toowoomba and west to the borders from January 1 2017. The NDIA will conduct local NDIS information sessions for people with disability, family, carers, providers and community members. This is a great opportunity to understand how to get ready for the NDIS and...
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Griffith University and Queensland Advocacy Incorporated will be hosting a human rights forum, Walk the Talk: Realising the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises, on Monday 20 March. The event promises to consider the progress Australia has made as we pass the half...
Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new guide to help grow Queensland’s accessible tourism market and break down barriers preventing people with disability from enjoying a holiday. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the Inclusive Tourism...

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The Complex Communication Needs booklet was produced in an acknowledgement of the impact that skilled communication partners can have on the success of communication. It aims to share information about what the term "complex communication needs" means, the perspectives of some people with complex...
Ramp Up in the ABC's new online destination for news, discussion, debate and humour for everyone in Australia's disability communities. Whether you live with a disability, are a friend or family member of someone with a disability, work in the sector or just want to get a better picture, this is a...

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Community of practice
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Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

It’s uncomfortable, complex, frustrating and is the origin of many of our struggles. Change - it is something that we all experience daily but don’t necessarily embrace. In the community services sector, change is something that we are accustomed to in our work places. It is a process that can...

Volunteering ACT
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Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Volunteering ACT's pilot project, the Inclusive Volunteering Program, provides support to facilitate vulnerable people into volunteering placements, to increase social and economic participation in the broader community...

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