UK workshop on Australia's NDIS
What’s New Down Under for People with Learning Disabilities?
Australia is currently undertaking the biggest change in a generation to the way disability support services are delivered. The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises a new world of personalised funding and the development of a ‘market’ for disability services.
This shift, similar to those that have taken place in the UK over the last decade, moves away from block funding to service providers, and promises to make choice and control over their supports a reality for Australian disabled people.
The workshop will include discussion about how the experiences of self-advocates, their families and their organisations in the UK can help those in Australia make sure that the NDIS is right for people with learning disabilities. There will also be video messages from Australian Self-advocates.
Presented by Associate Professor Leanne Dowse, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Date: Friday September 30th, 2016
Time: 1pm – 4pm
BRG.78, Lecture Theatre 1
Brooks Building, Birley Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester M15 6GX
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