CEO Update – August 2021

After the Disability Reform Ministers’ Meeting on 9 July 2021, the Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, announced that independent assessments would not proceed. This is a victory for our participants and was the result of extensive lobbying by our Peak Body the NDS and numerous providers across Australia.

Another initiative which Community Living Association was involved with at ground level, is the Disability Doesn’t Discriminate campaign, where we have shone a light on the many people with disability who are over the age of 65 and missed out on the opportunity to receive NDIS benefits. CLA will continue to push for a change in legislation to right this wrong.

Currently, CLA is undergoing its three yearly NDIS renewal certification audit. I would like to personally thank all our staff and participants who have chosen to be involved in this process and acknowledge the incredible amount of work put into the renewal process by all staff concerned. We would also like to welcome to our Board, Lindsay Campbell, who I am sure is well known to many of our staff and participants, having been exceptionally active in the Great Southern region for some 30 years!

Finally, we have been most fortunate to be the recipient of a number of grants recently which have opened up a wide variety of activities for CLA’s participants to become involved with, such as art, cooking and music, so why not talk to your coordinator or mentor to sign up and get involved?