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QDN pleased today to receive Highly Commended Suncorp Resilient Australia National Community Award for the PCEP Planning for Covid 19 for people with disability tool. Partnering with University of Sydney and funded by Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in Australia - DIDRR Australia Community Recovery QLD. AIDRPhoto 1: minister Littleproud giving award to Michelle, Nadia and Michelle standing on stage handing photo frame of awardPhoto 2: Michelle, Nadia and Michelle in front of banner for National 2020 Resilent Australia AwardsPhoto 3: Michelle and Nadia sitting at table holding award in photo frame Photo 4: Queensland winners 10 people standing on stage holding awards ... See MoreSee Less

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👋Hi Sarah! Sarah is our QCOSS partner who is out on the road spreading the word about the Targeted Outreach Project in Bundaberg this week. Sarah is helping people access the NDIS.Say hi to Sarah - our Targeted Outreach Officer 👋Sarah is sharing more good news about the Targeted Outreach Project in Bundaberg this week, where she's helping more people access the NDIS.She's been visiting Global Care Bundaberg to meet with manager Carrie (pictured right) and check out their low-cost grocery warehouse, which also delivers emergency hampers for those doing it tough. QCOSS is proud to work with Queenslanders with Disability Network, ADA Australia and the Queensland Government’s Assessment and Referral Team (ART) on the The Targeted Outreach Project, which has been made available through a collaboration with the Commonwealth Government. QDN connects people with the Disability Connect and Outreach Program’s Assessment and Referral Team (ART) to start the NDIS access process. To find out more about the Targeted Outreach Project visit: https://bit.ly/TOPreferral. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to our program partners QCOSS for sharing this photo. We are very proud of our Bundaberg Local Champion Matt Knott, pictured here, second from the right.Local Champions in the Targeted Outreach Project are leaders in their communities with strong local community connections and a lived experience of disability.The Targeted Outreach Project is delivered through a partnership betweem QDN, QCOSS, ADA Australia and the Queensland Government’s Assessment and Referral Team (ART). It has been made available through a collaboration with the Commonwealth Government and Thriving Communities Qld.Through this program QDN connects people with the Disability Connect and Outreach Program’s Assessment and Referral Team (ART) to start the NDIS access process. To find out more about the Targeted Outreach Project visit: https://bit.ly/TOPreferral.Sarah, our Targeted Outreach Officer, is up in Bundaberg this week, talking to people about the Targeted Outreach Project, which is helping more eligible Queenslanders with disability join the NDIS. Here she is on the far right at Harvest Kitchen, where volunteers Michael, Laurelle, Kevin, Freddy, Colleen and our Local Champion for Bundaberg, Matt, are serving up dinners to people in need. The Targeted Outreach Project is a partnership between Queenslanders with Disability Network QCOSS ADA Australia and the Queensland Government’s Assessment and Referral Team (ART) and has been made available through a collaboration with the Commonwealth Government Thriving Communities Qld QDN connects people with the Disability Connect and Outreach Program’s Assessment and Referral Team (ART) to start the NDIS access process. To find out more about the Targeted Outreach Project visit: https://bit.ly/TOPreferral. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Project Officers Kate and Simone recently attended the Christmas Party at Deception Bay Residential Village - Caravan ParkCommunity organisations know their communities best, which is why the Targeted Outreach Project team wants to work with you to identify people with disability in your community who have had challenges in meeting NDIS access requirements. Maybe they haven’t applied yet?The Targeted Outreach Project is helping people with disability to:👉Understand how the NDIS can provide access to the supports they need.👉Access free and practical individual support to apply for and access the NDIS through the Disability Connect and Outreach Program’s dedicated regional Assessment and Referral Team (ART).To find out more call QDN on 1300 363 783, email us at targetedoutreach@qdn.org.au or click the link below 👇 for more information. https://bit.ly/TOPcommorgsThe Targeted Outreach Project is a partnership between QDN, QCOSS, ADA Australia and the Queensland Government’s Assessment and Referral Teams (ART) and has been made available through a collaboration with the Commonwealth Government. ... See MoreSee Less

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I feel I’m doing something worthwhile. For some participants, it’s the first time they have spoken for themselves, and are having their say in what concerns them.

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Donna Best, QDN peer facilitator, NDIS participant readiness

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(Our aim is) to help our own people to understand what was disability and that they could actually have a voice to speak out…

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