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Intergenerational playgroups are a fun, safe and educational way for children, parents, caregivers and older Australians to join together through a fun weekly activity to learn and connect through play. 

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When the NDIS was first rolled-out, there was so much talk about "Choice and Control". One of the recurring questions IDEAS staff are asked about holidays is, "Are holidays funded by the NDIS?”

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Kidney disease is the leading cause of hospitalisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The kidneys are a vital part of the body, removing waste from the system and keeping the body healthy and properly functioning.

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Creating a home environment that is safe and promotes independence for someone with dementia can be a challenging task.  However, by understanding how dementia affects someone, the house can be altered accordingly to ensure that the person is able to perform everyday tasks as safely and independently as possible.

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People with disability face barriers to travel every day. IDEAS is here to provide information that supports your travel decision-making, based on your individual needs.

The Community Engagement team have been busy attending Post School Options Expos across the state. At these expos, we meet many worried parents and carers and equally excited students. Not to mention dedicated teachers and Principals!

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The proper mourning of the loss of a family or community member, called "Sorry Business", is of significant importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. However, some organisations or individuals may exploit the cultural importance associated with Sorry Business for their own financial gain.

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Elderly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want to remain at home with their families and communities in their later years, so it is important to create a safe environment inside their homes to improve their quality of life and level of independence.

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A personalised music program is being trialled by the Geraldton Rotary Club in Western Australia to support people living with dementia. The program began in December 2018 when 400 headsets were distributed. This number was for each member of the community diagnosed with dementia.

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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has continued to roll out its service delivery across Australia. As of 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission now provides support and quality control for NDIS participants in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).