Disability services to be privatised – Prime7

Oct 20, 2015

The PSA’s long held concerns for disability services in regional areas after the privatisation of ADHC have been highlighted by a story on Prime 7.

Watch the Prime7 story HERE

PSA extends ADHC work bans in Nepean – Blue Mountains District

Aug 18, 2015

PSA extends work bans in Nepean – Blue Mountains district August 2015 (PDF version)

PSA members in the Nepean-Blue Mountains District have voted to extend work bans associated with the transition of disability services to the private sector.

The move comes in response to NSW Government’s failure to provide adequate guarantees on affordability, availability and quality of client services, or staff employment protections post transfer.

ADHC members in the Nepean-Blue Mountains District are directed not to participate in, undertake or complete the following activities:

  • Vehicle log books
  • Client Map and Master Roster Building Tool
  • Performance Development Program (PDP)
  • Client-related TRIM
  • Ministerial and briefing notes – non-client related
  • Minimum Systems Data (MDS) entries on Client Information System (CIS)
  • Direct contact/communication with NDIA staff or their agents
  • Providing NDIA-related information to ADHC management or the NDIA or their agents
  • Attending ADHC, NDIA/NDIS or their agents’ internal meetings
  • Attending transition-related planning meetings
  • Forwarding on NDIA/NDIS correspondence

Members should not complete similar administrative activities designed to capture banned information.

Uniting Care ends disability service – the Newcastle Herald

Jun 1, 2015

Uniting Care in the Hunter region will no longer provide disability services as the sell off of ADHC approaches.

Read the Newcastle Herald article HERE

New disability scheme launch in Penrith – Penrith City Gazette

May 21, 2015

The local media in Penrith has also aired the PSA’s concerns about the NDIS roll out in the Neapean and Blue Mountains and the impact on ADHC.

Read the Penrith City Gazette article HERE

Unions warn early roll out of NDIS will be a disaster – ABC News

May 21, 2015

The PSA has raised further concerns about the roll out of the NDIS in the Nepean and Blue Mountains before the pitfalls of the trial in the Hunter region have been addressed.

Read the ABC News article HERE

Tragic consequences for children left behind – the Tweed Daily News

Mar 25, 2015

The front page of the Tweed Daily News spotlights a protest by Community Services caseworkers outside the office of Tweed MP Geoff Provest in response to the NSW Government’s failure to properly resource child protection.

Read the Tweed Daily News article HERE

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