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DANA’s COVID-19 Advocacy Snapshot survey

graph - breakdown of what info calls are about

DANA recently conducted an online survey to capture the demand, issues and experiences of advocacy organisations as they work within the challenging COVID-19 environment.

So far survey results have indicated that just over half of the responding organistions have experienced increased demand because of COVID-19, while a quarter of organisations indicate their capacity to take on new advocacy clients has decreased during the pandemic.

 

Source: DANA

National Counselling and Referral Service Extends its Areas of Support

Call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468

Blue Knot Foundation will be elevating its promotion of the National Counselling and Referral service as a key trauma-informed support for people with disability, family members, carers, advocates and workers who have experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. Anyone who wishes to access this support does not need to make a submission or have any prior involvement with the Disability Royal Commission.

 

Source: DANA

DANA’s COVID-19 Advocacy Snapshot survey

graph - breakdown of what info calls are about

DANA recently conducted an online survey to capture the demand, issues and experiences of advocacy organisations as they work within the challenging COVID-19 environment.

So far survey results have indicated that just over half of the responding organistions have experienced increased demand because of COVID-19, while a quarter of organisations indicate their capacity to take on new advocacy clients has decreased during the pandemic.

 

Source: DANA

Time to update Disability Standards for Education

The Disability Standards for Education seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards explain the legal obligations of education authorities and providers across the whole of education, including preschool/kindergartens, school, vocational education and training, and higher education. Throughout 2020, the Department […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Trouble with your phone or internet connection?

It is important to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has made a library of free tips for dealing with your telecommunications service provider. Visit the ACCAN website for these free resources

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Triumph of commonsense: hearing services

The Government has announced its arrangements for NDIS funded hearing services to commence on 1 July 2020. And the decisions are framed for the benefit of consumers. Before this announcement, advocates were concerned that consumers would not be given adequate time to prepare for changes, should they be introduced. A Government taskforce announced these arrangements […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

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