Australian Government Recognises Parkinson’s NSW with Grant

$20,000 Boost for Parkinson’s NSW
26th May 2020
New Addition to NDIS Team
26th May 2020

Australian Government Recognises Parkinson’s NSW with Grant

The Australian Government has recognised the expertise and leadership of Parkinson’s NSW by awarding it a significant grant.

The purpose of the funding is to develop a program to support other organisations as they undertake the complex process of applying to become a Registered NDIS Service Provider.

Parkinson’s NSW successfully achieved registration as an NDIS Service Provider in 2019. The process was challenging and time-consuming and required significant resources.

Understanding what to do and how to do it was often unclear and presented barriers to reaching well-informed business decisions on managing risk, compliance, financial sustainability and quality considerations.

Under the grant, the Parkinson’s NSW Support for NDIS Providers project will develop resources and educational materials to help governance bodies and executives understand how they need to develop their business systems to comply with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Rules.

Two target audiences will benefit from this project – Boards of Governance and senior management teams of service providers that wish to maintain their existing NDIS Registration, or organisations which may be thinking of registering to become an NDIS Approved Provider.

The Parkinson’s NSW project team is conducting consultations and seeking input from a variety of stakeholders about what information or assistance they require as they move along the NDIS Registration journey.

Parkinson’s NSW is already working with stakeholders seeking information on:

  • The implications of NDIS Registration for Board members
  • Which governance systems need to be strengthened or implemented in order to comply with NDIS regulatory requirements
  • What Risk and Quality Frameworks will support effective operation in the NDIS environment
  • What resources are required to register or maintain registration
  • What information is available about the NDIS registration process for sharing with Boards and management teams
  • What staff competencies need to be developed to comply with NDIS Rules

Being awarded this Grant is strong recognition that Parkinson’s NSW as the State Peak Body for the Parkinson’s community has the expertise to successfully complete the project.

If your organisation has questions, wants to make comments about your own registration experience, are seeking information or want to contribute to the development of resources, please contact the Parkinson’s NSW Project Team.

Telephone 02 8051 1900 and a Project Team member will respond promptly.

You can also follow the progress of the project on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/NDISprovidersprogram