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More people benefitting from the NDIS

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, today released the latest Quarterly Report of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Apply for new aged care places

Applications for the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) opened today, with existing and prospective providers of Australian Government-funded aged care encouraged to apply.

Young carers encouraged to apply for study support funding

The 2016 Young Carer Bursary Programme will deliver 333 bursaries worth $3,000 each to assist young carers up to 25 years old to continue studying and to relieve the financial pressure on them to work in addition to their caring.

Nominate now for the National Disability Awards

The 2015 National Disability Awards open today, giving Australians the chance to acknowledge the many people, organisations and initiatives across the country that make a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.

Extra $21.3 million for home support across Victoria

A funding boost to the Home and Community Care programme in Victoria will deliver an extra 200,000 hours of care and support in the home to older people, younger people with disability and their carers.