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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Queensland Government media release Community organisations, schools, sporting clubs and cultural groups can now apply for a share of $150,000 to hold events and activities that celebrate Queenslanders with disability. Minister for Disability Services Coralee O'Rourke today announced applications...
Information for providers and support coordinators The NDIS is offering participants living in Toowoomba and Ipswich areas the opportunity to extend their first NDIS plan by six months. This will assist participants to understand and make better use of their plans and build their capacity to...
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There are words used to explain parts of the NDIS that might be confusing. If you work with the NDIS you will hear and read new words that are important for you to understand. Check out the list of words and what they mean in the NDIS glossary .
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MDA (Multicultural Development Australia) and DiverseWerks are delivering an NDIS Sector Development - Provider Readiness (CALD) project funded by the Department of Social Services and supported by the Queensland Government. The project aims to increase sectoral understanding of people with...
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The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) recently released its Restrictive Practices decision-making policy and framework , to explain to service providers how the Public Guardian makes decisions about Short Term Approvals and other decisions relating to Restrictive Practices for its Guardianship...
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Information about the NDIS and the business opportunities it's creating is now available on Business Queensland - the state's website which provides information and tools to help people start, run or invest in business in Queensland. Under service industries, it includes information about the...
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The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) has released a survey to identify the difficulties in finding livable housing. The Liveable housing design: the costs and benefits to Australian society survey will help to identify: the difficulties in finding livable housing the cost and...
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Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) invites you to join them for My Housing Matters - Imagine the home you want to live in. Explore the pros and cons of options currently available in the private and public housing sectors. The workshop includes: Practical, hands on workshop for people with...
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The National Disability Services (NDS) released their flagship report the State of Disability Sector Report 2017 in early December. Alongside the report they have developed a helpful factsheet with key statistics from the report. The report is based on responses from more than 500 disability...
Join experienced staff from the National Disability Insurance Agency to learn more about accessing the NDIS and the types of support that will be available for people living with disability, their families and carers. Cairns Cairns Regional Council, Civic Reception Room, 119-145 Spence Street,...

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