The Community Services Peaks all support the goals and principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and have developed a range of flyers on the NDIS, which you can access here:

The NDIS is changing lives (PDF) , Accessible Word version

Do you have questions about the NDIS? (PDF), Accessible Word version

Stories of the NDIS (PDF), Accessible Word version

The Community Service Peaks include COTA Queensland, Community Legal Centres Queensland, Queensland Disability Network, Shelter, QATSICPP, Volunteering Queensland, Peakcare, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, NDS, Tenants Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, CSIA and Queensland Council of Social Service.

Interested in what else the Community Service Peaks are up to?  Visit Peak Power!

NDIS and mental health

The NDIS has developed a range of leaflets on the NDIS and how it can support mental health.

General information about how the NDIS can support your mental health

Impairment and mental health in the NDIS

Recovery and the NDIS

Functional capacity and mental health issues

NDIS and other services supporting your mental health

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The National Psychosocial Support Transition initiative, announced by the Department of Health in March 2019 , ensures continuity of support for participants currently accessing a psychosocial service that is due to end on 30 June 2019. Psychosocial support services include a range of initiatives,...
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How are you faring? If you are in the disability sector workforce the WorkAbility Queensland project wants to know what you think, and why you feel the way you do. The project is asking all frontline workers to get involved and take part in the Feelings from the Frontline - Workforce Barometer...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government has stepped in to ensure the Taxi Subsidy Scheme for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants continues over the coming year. Deputy Premier and Treasurer, Jackie Trad, said a further $6 million would be committed in 2019...
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A Worker Orientation Module called ‘Quality, Safety and You’ will assist all NDIS workers to better support people with disability. This module is an interactive online course that explains the obligations of workers under the NDIS Code of Conduct – from the perspective of NDIS participants. It was...
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The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. When the strategy ends in 2020, governments across Australia will be working together to develop a new approach for the future...
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The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have commissioned the NDIS Thin Markets Project to develop strategies to address supply gaps in ‘thin markets’ in the NDIS. The project will examine options for different cases. Noting that there is not...
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A new NDIS grant round has been released to establish a national network of specialist providers who will assist the NDIA to support the development of robust support coordination services for NDIS participants with exceptionally complex support needs. The Exceptionally Complex Support Needs (ECSN...
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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. From 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will start managing quality and safeguards in Queensland. They regulate the NDIS market...
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Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke today announced the start of public consultation for the review of the Disability Services Act 2006. “The Disability Services Act 2006 came into effect on 1 July 2006 and is the primary legislation in Queensland governing disability rights, services...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
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The Queensland Government has introduced an online Queensland NDIS events calendar to connect Queenslanders with disability, their families and carers, businesses and service providers with NDIS related events across the state. The new tool allows people to search for events by region or audience (...
The Yarning Circle is a collection of stories about and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability. These stories were produced to provide information about the state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network and to start a conversation about the NDIS and...
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Sharon Daley, QCOSS

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.

It is a United Nations (UN) sanctioned day, celebrated internationally and aiming to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, as well as to celebrate the...

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With the impending roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) looming large in Queensland, some Not-For-Profit service providers in the Townsville region are expressing a feeling of isolation and of being somewhat disconnected.

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Last week on 17 October 2014 the QCOSS State Conference - Building strength was held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane.

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