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Award changes include raised minimum engagement periods applying to casual and part-time home care workers from 1 hour to 2 hours. From 1 July 2022, the NDIA increased price limits for supports delivered by disability support workers by 9 per cent, in recognition of several additional cost pressures including: Increased costs which may arise from the changes to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award); Costs associated with managing the COVID-19 pandemic and quality and safeguard requirements; and The increase in the Superannuation Guarantee Charge. The key change to the SCHADS Award is the...
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We consulted widely with participants, families and carers, providers, key sector groups and stakeholders and identified initiatives we can make to improve specialist disability accommodation (SDA) whilst the broader home and living policy is codesigned and developed.
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Over the last week we have received feedback from providers and participants concerned that a number of therapies were removed from the NDIS Support Catalogue or prices reduced by the NDIA Board.
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The NDIA is working with IPA Personnel to create a register of qualified disability support workers who can be deployed locally on a short-term basis to cover potential workforce shortages and critical shifts over the winter months.
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