Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
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    National Disability
    Leadership Organisation

Creating a Voice for the Disability Sector

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has done a spectacular job in giving participants more power over how they want to be treated, by giving them more control of their funds. Despite their best efforts, there is still much complexity and confusion, not just from the participants, but from providers being compliant while running their businesses effectively.

The National Disability Leadership Organisation (NDLO) has been created to support the NDIS with their initiative to empower participants, by acting as a vehicle to accelerate the rate of positive change in the sector. We’ll achieve this by:

  • Providing services to people with a physical, neurological or psychosocial disability who require direct support services to find and access service options to support the full utilisation of funding available to them through the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Arranging opportunities and events for people with disabilities to interact with other people and have the same life experiences as people who do not have a physical or mental disability through easing the challenges of service access
  • Educating the public on the importance of the value in the inclusion and recognition of all people in Australian to have choice and control in their lives
  • Advocating for people with disabilities by promoting changes in the law and policy on how Australians living with disabilities receive services, funding and support; and
  • Providing support to community benefit organisations by raising funds through various events and initiatives and providing a range of in kind and financial assistance opportunities to not for profit projects through Australia

NDLO also aims to protect and promote the human rights of people living with a disability by:

  • Raising public awareness and promoting public debate to ensure the Australian government complies with its obligations arising from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Facilitating public forums and debate on how disability services should be delivered and
  • Advocating for improvement, innovation and policy reform by facilitating events and opportunities for people with a disability and service providers to provide formal responses to key stakeholders leading legislative change.

Together with it’s board, advisory panel experts and steering committee leaders, the NDLO will continually address the most pressing questions and challenges that participants, providers and carers are up against. Through its work, the NDLO will work with NDIS to bring about needed changes in the sector to ensure frustrations and bottlenecks are relieved one at a time.

The ultimate goal of the NDLO is to not just turn Australia into the world leader of disability best practices, but for every Aussie to be proud of the disability sector, as we continually strive for the highest service standards.

Join as a Free NDLO Member today and receive:

  • Access the National Survey and the white paper research findings
  • Voting rights on what topics you’d like prioritised to be addressed by the body
  • Connection to the body so you can remain informed of key issues
  • Access to ongoing and regular content from the body’s experts think tanks, and steering committee

Your membership will ensure the nation’s disability sector will continue to grow and thrive and set the bar for higher service standards.

What People are Saying

  • SHARIA, BLUESTAR HOME CARE SERVICES

    “The expo is, basically for us, because we just, we love to connect with people and this is a better place: this is just a grand place where you can meet with a lot of people, you can make a lot of connections and it's a very big shout out for our company when we get to show what exactly we are providing and what we are offering.”

    SHARIA, BLUESTAR HOME CARE SERVICES
  • BLOSSOM COMMUNITY CARE

    “The expo is definitely very good exposure and a very good environment: Open space, meeting different participants. There are heaps of participants asking how to apply for NDIS and also asking what services we can provide. So we got to help the participants.”

    BLOSSOM COMMUNITY CARE
  • KURIAN, A BETTER LIFE HOME CARE SERVICES

    “The expo is beautiful! Lots of people are coming who are desperate (for NDIS solutions). Now I can understand that Brisbane needs lots of services. We'll be here soon - our office will be here (in Brisbane) soon.”

    KURIAN, A BETTER LIFE HOME CARE SERVICES
  • CHRIS AND CHERYL, ASPIRE HUB

    “It feels like there's so much more, so many more providers here this year, and it's really good to see so many different providers providing all sorts of different supports. It's been amazing, great! Well done guys. Love it.”

    CHRIS AND CHERYL, ASPIRE HUB
  • ALLISON, THE ORCA PROJECT, WESLEY MISSION

    “We really, really love this particular expo. There's something that you guys do that's really special. I think that whole developing of community just shines through and that's the most important thing for us: We're about community all the time, about making sure that our young people are connecting in community and supported and so, we can feel that in this kind of space and we love being a part of it, so, we are really grateful to be here.”

    ALLISON, THE ORCA PROJECT, WESLEY MISSION
  • SUPPORT CARE ANGELS

    “It's been fun and we even go dancing and singing over there. It's been a great experience for us because this is the first year we are participating in this. We tried last year, but we just were too late. So we're looking forward to more years, actually!”

    SUPPORT CARE ANGELS
  • VERN POWELL, HOLISTIC HORIZONS

    “It's been so busy we have been struggling to keep up, honestly. The great thing about this expo is that we have everything under one roof here. People can come and just explore all different aspects of services,specialised goods etc, so it’s just great for the people coming to the expo.So it's just great for the people coming to the expo. We will definitely be back as a major sponsor next year.”

    VERN POWELL, HOLISTIC HORIZONS
  • SYDNEY, BRAINCARE

    “It's been such an amazing turnout. I've been so amazed even just by the mood of everybody here. Everyone is so welcoming and so excited about the different options here available. All the exhibitors have been so friendly. It's been just a wonderful experience so far.”

    SYDNEY, BRAINCARE
  • SULETT, AFFORD

    “Oh, it's amazing. It's so refreshing to see a consistent stream of people coming through… every one I've attended it's just getting bigger and better as we go. So well done. Great job. And we love being here. It's been very busy and you know we just love seeing familiar faces and helping people get the support though they need, or at least give them information to get the support they need.”

    SULETT, AFFORD
  • FRAN, AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITIES

    “It's been awesome, we've met so many great people, and a lot of participants have come up to say hello. We've actually found a lot of people coming over just to ask generalised questions. Sometimes they're just not quite sure on who to actually talk to, so they've come, taken a seat and we've just been having a bit of a chat about what supported independent living actually is, and what short term accommodation is as well, because some people are not quite sure what the difference is. It's been great really talking to the participants and their guardians as well around that.”

    FRAN, AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITIES