The EFA Enquirer: 24 January 2023

In this edition

  • Happy New Year
  • Important Information for Supported Independent Living Providers – NDIS Commission’s First ‘Own Motion’ Inquiry into Supported Accommodation
  • Upcoming Training

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2023! All of us at EFA wish you, your families, your colleagues, and all NDIS participants a Happy and Safe New Year. We look forward to supporting you in the new year to provide safe and quality supports for NDIS participants.  If you require any assistance, please contact us on 0478 616 207 or info@engelsfloyd.com for a complimentary consultation.


Important Information for Supported Independent Living Providers NDIS Commission’s First ‘Own Motion’ Inquiry into Supported Accommodation

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has recently released the findings of its first ‘own motion’ Inquiry looking at the experiences of NDIS participants living in supported accommodation.

For supported independent living (SIL) NDIS providers, it is important to consider these findings, and the actions that will now be taking place to improve long term outcomes.  Read here for more information.

There will be an increased and strengthened focus on compliance, particularly around new SIL specific regulatory requirements, tenancy management, feedback and complaints, incident management, reportable incidents, training and restrictive practices.

A robust quality framework will be essential to fulfil these new requirements.

If you would like to discuss how you are meeting your requirements under the NDIS Practice Standards, and how you can prepare for these new compliance requirements please contact us on 0478 616 207 or info@engelsfloyd.com for a complimentary consultation.


Upcoming Training

We are excited about our suite of training for 2023. Some ‘old favourites’ plus some new training – all designed to set you and your business well for the next year.

1. NEW! Business and Strategic Planning – Introductory discounted rate.This workshop is delivered by a NDIS Business Planning expert, this course will provide you with the practical and essential information and tools you need to develop and review NDIS business and strategic plans that work well for your business. Business and Strategic planning are mandatory NDIS requirements, but moreover essential for successful, sustainable and viable businesses.Date and time: Friday 24 February 2023, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm AEDT

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2. NDIS Restrictive Practices & Behaviour Support for Implementing Providers – Discounted rate available!This workshop focuses on compliance requirements and obligations of providers implementing behaviour support plans associated with the NDIS Practice Standards and associated NDIS (Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practice) Rules. Date and time: Thursday, 16 February 2023, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm AEDT

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