NDIS Home Modifications for our Mob: What you need to know

There’s an opportunity for Aboriginal Tradespeople and businesses to become registered home modifications providers with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). First Peoples Disability Network’s Build Up Project gives you the tools to take up this opportunity. In this mobcast episode, we discuss our Aboriginal Trades Directory developed for Aboriginal people with disability by Aboriginal people with disability in NSW. We discuss cultural safety and how to register as a home modifications provider with the NDIS.
For a copy of the Aboriginal Trades Directory or for the step through guide to PRODA check out this link
Music by Malliwild.

Our Way Planning: Understanding the NDIS with Traditional Art and Story-telling

The Our Way Planning Resource was developed by FPDN in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability, Elders and community members across NSW, the Northern Territory, Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands. In this episode, June Riemer talks about how the Our Way Planning Resource uses the traditional method of art and story-telling to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability understand their entitlements under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Our communities can use the book in their own way to identify what type of support is needed to help keep them keep strong in their relationships, their family, community and culture. FPDN provides training for organisations wishing to use this resource.
Artwork: Person Centred Care by Paul Constable-Calcott, Music by Malliwild.

Disability must be included in Closing the Gap

FPDN’s Research and Policy Director Scott Avery discusses the urgent need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disability to be included as a target under the government’s Closing the Gap Policy Framework. Learn more about the role of FPDN in Closing the Gap and the message they are bringing to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Step through guide to accessing a myGov account online

In this mobcast episode FPDN’s Jake Briggs returns to step you through how to access the Australian Government Department of Human Services MyGov web page to open an account to gain access to the NDIS participant portal ‘My Space

FPDN at the United Nations Conference of State Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disability 2018

In this mobcast episode FPDN CEO Damian Griffis gives an update on FPDN representing at the United Nations in New York. Damian discusses his opportunity to address the UN and the issues he raised with regards to Aboriginal prisoners with disability, Evelyn Collins & FPDN Deputy CEO June Riemer presenting at the Women with Disability event and FPDN’s Paul Calcott at the first LGBTIQ+ people with disability event. There is also some exciting news about FPDN’s new national project!