Qantas – New Regulations about travelling with a carer

FOR YOUR INFORMATION – Travelling with a Carer For Qantas domestic travel within Australia, customers who require a carer to travel are eligible for a reduced fare for both themselves and their carer. These can be booked through Qantas Contact Centres only by telephoning 13 13 13. The following conditions apply:   When a Carer […]

Self Managers Group – Update March 2017

Our group has started meeting again for 2017! It’s lovely to see everyone again.   Our first meeting had Samantha Jenkinson speak with us about the NDIS and WANDIS. It was a fun and informative meeting.   We are hoping to meet every month to share our experiences and increase our awareness around the new […]

Mythbusters Project – Update March 2017

Hi everyone! Just an update on the Mythbusters project. The first phase of this project which consists of interviewing individuals about their experiences is coming to an end. The next step of the project will be focused on building up on the content we have received so far, and development of the resource. Watch this […]

Individuals and Families Update March 2017

Legal and the technical aspects of employing staff, recruitment, team management and planning are the strongest areas of interest for individuals and families. With the growth in self-management the number of requests for workshops and one to one support keeps us very busy.  The focus of first half of this year is on regional areas […]

Feedback from the ‘Having a Say’ Conference 2017

The ‘Having a Say’ conference is the largest conference for people with disabilities within Australia where people can find their voice, to speak up, to be heard and to be respected. This is a conference where people listen to each other, not just to the speakers on stage. Some of our WAiS team, along with […]

Legal and Technical Information – Update March 2017

WAiS Engaging Your Own Supports legal information booklet continues to be in high demand. It is being sought by people and families, service providers and Local Coordinators.  Many Local Coordinators are providing the resource to people they support who are choosing self-management.   WAiS has finalised advice from KPMG on the use of the Statement […]

CEO Update to WAiS Members – March 2017

  Hello to you all again! Boy does time fly at the moment, and how things can change so quickly! Given the current context of the NDIS, I thought it was important to talk about a few things. We are experiencing an unprecedented transformative period in our disability sector with the rollout of the NDIS […]