• COVID-19 testing for people with a disability.

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    IDEAS has put together information on COVID-19 testing, locations, what to expect, where to find testing centres, how long results take and how to get help about access needs at testing clinics.

  • COVID-19 Info in Community Languages

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    Need to get coronavirus (COVID-19) resources in your language?

    There is information about health, money and support.

  • Easy English Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

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    A list of links to resources to support people who use Easy English, Easy Read or picture stories. These are about Coronavirus also called COVID-19. Topics include rules, mental health, help, money, support, self-help, staying safe, social bubbles and more.

  • 6 new things about the NDIS

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    As of 1 July, there have been some significant changes to the NDIS, including the new Price Guide and Support Catalogue, a new Assistive Technology and Consumables Code guide, new operational guidelines for Supported Independent Living, Specialist Disability Accommodation and Medium Term Accommodation, the end of the 10 per cent COVID loading and the expansion of the National Community Connector Program.

  • Inclusive School Holiday Activities Winter 2020

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    We know it seems like we only just sent our kids back to school, and the holidays are here AGAIN. Our IDEAS team have contributed to help get you through, from what we do with our own youngsters, to online opportunities, we pull together some new boredom busters for Winter 2020.

  • IDEAS launches free website to help people with disability during the bushfire crisis

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  • Mutual Obligations explained

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    If you are unemployed and receiving a payment from Centrelink, there are things you need to do to keep getting your payments and to improve your chances of finding work.

  • Money Matters

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    The COVID crisis has had a massive impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

  • Look after your mental health in the COVID-19 crisis

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    We are living in tough and trying times. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a profound impact on our day to day lives, and we are all experiencing heightened anxiety, confusion and isolation. It’s okay not to be okay.

  • COVID-19 and caring for people with dementia

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    In a tea room conversation with a colleague (adhering to social distancing guidelines), Margaret* recounted a situation so perfectly relevant in today’s climate of social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. It was her Mum’s birthday and Margaret and her brother wanted to deliver a cake and present to her at her nursing home.

  • COVID-19 information for people with a disability start here

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    There is a lot of information being shared about Coronavirus (COVID-19). IDEAS has put together this information for people with a disability about COVID-19. If you want to know more, start here.

  • Disability and Wearing Face Masks - COVID-19

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    This blog contains information and links to videos all about face masks. Making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed.

  • Tips to get you through a Stay-cation or Isolation

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    For the vulnerable, immuno-compromised, voluntarily self-isolating, or those in quarantine, lockdown or mandatory isolation after overseas travel or close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 we’ve gathered some tips and activities to help you through.

  • Catch ups for People with Disability in COVID-19

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    COVID- 19 restrictions have created opportunities for peer groups and families to connect and meet in different ways. Online and offline, people with like-minded interests are communicating and sharing. Support groups have been moving to video-calls. Virtual coffee catchups are in.

  • Live in SA - Need to Know COVID-19 Info

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    This is the latest COVID-19 information for people who live in South Australia. Things do keep changing with COVID-19. It is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe.

  • Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker

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    The Government has extended emergency government support including JobKeeper and JobSeeker until March 2021 but the payments are changing.

  • What you need to know about Centrelink and COVID-19

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    The Government has introduced several payments and supports to support Australians who are financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis but what does it all mean for you? 

  • Live in QLD? Need to Know COVID-19 Disability Info

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    This is the latest COVID-19 information for people who live in Queensland. Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. 

  • Live in NSW? The latest about COVID-19

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    This is the latest COVID-19 information for people who live in New South Wales. Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe.

  • WA Border restrictions update

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    The most recent information currently available on the WA Government website, on 9 January 2021, relates to travel from Queensland. There is also information available for other States and Territories.