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National Disability Summit

14-15 AUGUST 2019 | Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne

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Early Bird Rate $1,495 + GST (SAVE $200) - Expires by 21 June 2019
Special rate available for people with disability, their family and carers // See Pricing Below

overview

The 10th Annual National Disability Summit will return this year to Melbourne on the 14 & 15 of August and will continue the discussion and review the progress and initiatives in supporting people with disability and their families to maximise independence and participation by creating greater choice.

FEATURING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:

Quality and Safeguarding in the NDIS
Graeme Head AO, Commissioner, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The role of the Commonwealth Ombudsman in overseeing the rollout of the NDIS – 2019 update
Michael Manthorpe, Commonwealth Ombudsman

Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner


Topics to be addressed include:

  • Health/NDIS: The interface and beyond
  • Client Voice Framework for the TAC
  • Communication and the NDIS
  • A practical guide to NDIS appeals from the perspective of carer advocates
  • Working with people who present with complex behaviours within an NDIS framework
  • Freedom for the forgotten few
  • Housing, technology and support design within the NDIS: An audit of current opportunities and resources to guide responses
  • Building a bolder life through local area co-ordination and the NDIS
  • HNEMH Interface with NDIS providers – The change system
  • Project Independence – An innovative home ownership model
  • Ethical governance in health care
  • NDIS and ethnic communities-The story so far

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agenda

8:45 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Nick Mann, Founder and Principal, Polaris Lawyers

8:55 am

  • The role of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and its functions
  • Working with NDIS service providers and participants to improve quality and safety in the disability sector
  • Regulation and enforcement powers to ensure quality service delivery

9:30 am

The NDIS mainstream interface: The journey so far

Peter van Vliet, Assistant Director, Disability and NDIS Branch, Children, Families, Disability and Operations Division, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

10:05 am

  • Nailing the interface with health system is a key factor in the successful deployment of the NDIS
  • State and territory health systems are keen to ensure people with disability get joined together service

10:40 am

One of the biggest issues for many NDIS participants once they receive funding is a lack of education around what to use the funds for and how to justify what’s reasonable and necessary if they are ever audited. What is reasonable and necessary for a participant may not be from the NDIA’s perspective. A lot of NDIS participants have concerns about the decisions they make and what would happen if they are audited. Thomas Banks will share based on his own experiences how to communicate and navigate the system to get what you need. Thomas has thought outside the box of what is considered mainstream support and instead thought about what he needs to live the best life possible, and importantly how to justify what he has spent.

11:40 am

One of the biggest issues for many NDIS participants once they receive funding is a lack of education around what to use the funds for and how to justify what’s reasonable and necessary if they are ever audited. What is reasonable and necessary for a participant may not be from the NDIA’s perspective. A lot of NDIS participants have concerns about the decisions they make and what would happen if they are audited. Thomas Banks will share based on his own experiences how to communicate and navigate the system to get what you need. Thomas has thought outside the box of what is considered mainstream support and instead thought about what he needs to live the best life possible, and importantly how to justify what he has spent.

11:55 am

This address will draw on the lived experience of Catherine and David Grey, advocates, parents and carers for Joshua. In understanding their story, attendees will have the opportunity to gain a first-hand knowledge of the NDIS appeals process. They will also take away invaluable practical tips and advice for better protecting and advocating participants and their rights and entitlements under the NDIS.

12:35 pm

  • Our journey throughout 2018, in establishing a Client Voice Framework for the TAC
  • We worked with eight passionate clients to design and develop the framework
  • The framework will ensure consistency and efficiency to ensure “Together we find a better way”

1:10 pm

Lunch and networking break

CROSS SECTOR COLLABORATION

2:10 pm

  • Working with customers that have complex presentations that intersect with other areas of the service system
  • What does therapeutic support look like in practice for our NDIS participants?
  • What are the challenges working with the NDIS and complex customers and how do we manage these?

2:45 pm

  • Building of relationships and the interface between LHD/NDIS and NGO accommodation providers to achieve transitions in to the community for mental health consumers with complex needs incorporating NDIS funded services
  • How capacity has been built in the psychosocial disability space, how the LHD has supported this process and built strong relationships
  • Stories from those patients/participants about their new life in the community

3:20 pm

  • Engagement tools for community managed organisation’s working in mainstream mental health
  • Community partners & HNEMH collaborative online space
  • Guidelines, agreements & HNEMH & NDIS interface

3:55 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:05 pm

  • How does ethical governance differ from clinical governance?
  • Why is it necessary?
  • How will participant outcomes be enhanced through this?

4:40 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Updates on NDIS rollout across Australia and interfaces with service providers

Adrian Munro, CEO, Richmond Wellbeing

Libby Callaway, Occupational Therapist, School of Primary and Allied Heathcare, Monash University

Linda Hayes, National Program Manager – LAC, Feros Care

Walter Tran, Head of Disability Solutions, Centro ASSIST

Julie Ware, General Manager Improvement, Innovation and Customer Experience, Scope (Aust) Ltd

5:25 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:30 pm

Networking Function

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS |

Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

9:35 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The role of the Commonwealth Ombudsman in overseeing the rollout of the NDIS – 2019 update

Michael Manthorpe, Commonwealth Ombudsman

10:10 am

Plan Review time offers NDIS Participants the opportunity to reconsider their goals and requirements, not only for the next 12 months, but as a step toward their ideal life. We will provide examples and practical tips of how a participant can prepare for their next planning meeting, and how else Local Area Co-ordinators are working to build bolder lives.

10:50 am

Networking and refreshment break

HOUSING

11:20 am

  • The problem-People with an intellectual disability have the lowest rate of homeownership in Australia
  • An Australian developed solution-Project Independence: A scalable homeownership solution for people with an ID, where they get to buy it from their disability support pension
  • The future – 20 homes already built, 10 more underway in Canberra. PI Melbourne established, and a franchise model developed to roll out later this year

11:55 am

12:30 pm

  • Present the findings of an international scoping project on housing & support options for people with disability
  • Detail results of an audit of advertised housing & support vacancies in Australia
  • Discuss future directions for contemporary housing and support options

1:05 pm

Lunch and networking break

EMPLOYMENT

2:05 pm

  • The TAC’s approach to supporting those with lifelong disability to achieve their employment goals following a transport accident was adhoc and lacked direction
  • Our learnings, recommendations and next steps from the evaluation of the TAC’s new approach to supporting client employment

2:40 pm

  • How JobAccess and DES can help people with disability enter and gainfully stay in the workforce
  • Supporting jobseekers and getting employers over the line
  • How to identify disability confident employers

3:15 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:35 pm

  • Addressing the stigma about disability in ethnic communities
  • Challenges faced by ethnic communities when accessing the NDIS
  • Achievements in the NDIS and ethnic space
  • Recommendations

4:10 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS | The continuum of continuous quality improvement, process re-design, translational research and innovation to deliver better outcomes for people living with a disability

Julie Ware, General Manager Improvement, Innovation and Customer Experience, Scope (Aust) Ltd

4:45 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:50 pm

Close of summit

pricing

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Package(Two Days)$100+GSTEarly Bird
  • Early bird rate expires on 21 June 2019
  • * CONCESSION RATE: Concession rate for people with disability, their family and carers.

 

Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost. To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au.
Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

speakers

Nick Mann

Founder and Principal, Polaris Lawyers

Graeme Head AO

Commissioner, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

Peter van Vliet

Assistant Director, Disability and NDIS Branch, Children, Families, Disability and Operations Division, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

Steven Davison

Director, Social Policy Implementation, Government Relations Branch, NSW Ministry of Health

Marina Henley

A/Assistant Director, Person Directed Care and Worker Wellbeing, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

Thomas Banks

Managing Director, Centre for Access

Catherine Jolly

Mother of three, qualified Pharmacist, ceased practicing in 2010 to provide full time care for her youngest child Josh

David Grey

Father, works full time locally, nationally and internationally, also helps care for Joshua with several overnights a week including Sunday care

Nadia Kettle

Client Voice Project Lead, Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

Wayne Zahra

General Manager, Mentoring Services, Disability Services Australia (DSA)

Zoe Harrison

Senior Psychologist, Mentoring Services, Disability Services Australia (DSA)

Jenny Weldon

Project Manager, My Choice - Pathways to Community Living Initiative (PCLI), SWSLHD

Kim Lane

Executive Lead for Innovation, Partnership and Engagement, Hunter New England Mental Health

Adrian Munro

CEO, Richmond Wellbeing

Libby Callaway

Occupational Therapist, School of Primary and Allied Heathcare, Monash University

Linda Hayes

National Program Manager – LAC, Feros Care

Walter Tran

Head of Disability Solutions, Centro ASSIST

Julie Ware

General Manager Improvement, Innovation and Customer Experience, Scope (Aust) Ltd

Dr Ben Gauntlett

Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Michael Manthorpe

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Stacey Sheppard

Manager Capacity Building and Engagement – LAC, Feros Care

Glenn Keys AO

Founder and Chair, Project Independence

Bruce Woodhouse

Partnerships Manager - Customer and Communities Division, SGCH

Kate Smith

General Manager Business Development, Civic

A/Prof Kate Tregloan

Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning, The University of Melbourne

Robyn Canning

Team Manager, Transport Accident Commission

Sarah Johnstone

Work Lead, Transport Accident Commission

Daniel Valiente-Riedl

General Manager, JobAccess

Mini Dahiya

Projects Manager, Capacity Building, ADEC

Jane Ogbah

Officer/Advocate, Capacity Building, ADEC

when & where

14 - 15 Aug 2019

Crown Conference Centre
Crown Promenade, Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
+61 (03) 9292 6222

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