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The DNF welcomed the opportunity to input into the timely review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework in light of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the implementation of the National Disability Strategy.
The DNF urges that the review be used as an opportunity to redesign the Framework to create greater opportunities for people with disability to gain employment in the open market and avoid segregation.
NSW Disability Network Forum Submission: Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia
NSW Disability Network Forum Submission to the Australian Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings
The NSW DNF welcomed this discussion paper, which thoughtfully addressed a range of issues in relation to quality and safeguards in the NDIS and prepared a Submission containing 33 further recommendations.
The NSW DNF welcomes this discussion paper as recognition by the NDIA that building the capacity of the community to support and promote inclusion is crucial to the success of the NDIS.
The DNF provides this submission with the hope that more common ground can be found to realise a Social Housing system in NSW that works to produce fair outcomes for people with disability and a sound basis from which they can exercise choice and control to live according to their goals and vision.
This resource has been produced by the NSW Disability Network Forum to encourage better Disability Inclusion Action Plans that improve access and inclusion for people with disability. Accessible version of this resource is available here: www.ncoss.org.au/resources/DNF/forum/150128-NSWDNF-Disability-Inclusion-Action-Plan-Project.doc
The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan should be an effective tool to remove barriers, and overcome disadvantage experienced by people with disability.
Representation, independent advocacy and independent information give people with disability a voice and the capacity to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives. They are low cost and high value: they assist people with disability to successfully negotiate the service and support system; and enable the network of generalist and specialist services, supports and resources to work effectively for people with disability. They save time, resources and effort for people and systems. But representation, independent advocacy and independent information for people with disability in NSW are at risk.
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