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 NDIS website has a range of market information and data and insights including downloadable reports, presentations and spreadsheets, to help understand the NDIS both in Queensland and nationally. The latest NDIA quarterly performance report for Quarter 1, 2019-20 is now available. The...
With the commencement of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, there are important changes to reporting responsibilities of service providers especially in relation to the use of restrictive practices. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has developed information...
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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is holding workshops across the state with a focus on access to the scheme. The workshop will cover: NDIS eligibility criteria How to request access What information to provide Where to go for more information Event details Brisbane When : 9 December...
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National Disability Services (NDS) invites you to participate in their Queensland NDS State Conference - Futures in Disability in 2020. With a rich diversity of speakers, delegates and exhibitors, the program will encourage visionary thinking across the disability sector. The conference will be...
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National Disability Services has announced the 2020 Queensland Disability Conference will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, on 7 to 8 May 2020 . With a rich diversity of speakers, delegates and exhibitors, the program will encourage visionary thinking across the...
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A new resource to help people experiencing mental health issues to self-advocate for what they need under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been produced. The workbook was developed following a co-design process, in partnership with VMIAC and Tandem . It covers the following...
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National Disability Services (NDS) and the Queensland Provider and Market Relations team from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) cordially invite disability service providers to join us at a local Information Sharing Session. At the end of June 2019, Queensland had just over 49,000...
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The National Disability Insurance Agency will open three Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant rounds, during August and September. Before these rounds are opened, a free 30-minute on-demand webinar is available to support organisations to get their ILC grant pitch right. The...
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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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Queensland Government media release With the rollout of the NDIS locally from 1 July, Cairns region residents with disability are being encouraged by the Palaszczuk Government to check their eligibility and take up the opportunity to sign up to the scheme. Speaking about the rollout of the NDIS...

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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...
To help prepare service providers for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the Queensland Government, with support from the Sector Development Fund, has developed tools and resources to support organisations to respond to consumer demand in the NDIS. The project was delivered by the Nous...
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...
This is a very simple and easy to use toolkit that is filled with templates and guides to support your organisation to develop innovative and collaborative ways of working together. From developing a value statement, stakeholder engagement, business planning, SWOT analysis and many more. The...
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Effective governance structures create direction, purpose and value. They offer frameworks for essential systems such as operational efficiency, IT and privacy, financial and risk management, as well as innovation. These together increase the likelihood of

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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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An essential element of person centeredness is to think about issues of power and control. With true person centred approaches, including individualised or self-directed funding models, people with a disability and those who care about them must be the ones that are in control and have authority...

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At a time of significant disruption in the community services sector, many organisations are rightly focused on defining their inventory and consolidating their market position. The idea of collaboration or partnership in an increasingly competitive market seems nonsensical to many agencies....

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Kristian Schader, Calxa

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.

Responding to this need, Calxa...

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Most people plan life in some way or other. Whether we use paper planners for day to day organisation, plan each month by the moon cycles, or develop a detailed five year plan about meeting goals, people generally have some way of keeping track of what goals they are planning and what steps they...

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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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