Brain Injury Australia Receives National Disability Insurance Agency Funding

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has received a grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to work with its member organisations, including Brain Injury Australia, to help them prepare for the national roll-out of Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC). The focus of ILC will be “community inclusion – making sure people with disability are connected into their communities. ILC is all about making sure our community becomes more accessible and inclusive of people with disability.”

Unlike the rest of the NDIS, ILC won’t provide funding to individuals. The NDIA will provide grants to organisations to carry out activities in the community. The NDIA wants to fund activities that will make a difference to the lives of people with disability and their families. Organisations will therefore have to show how and why the activity they are carrying out improves the lives of people with disability and/or their families.

The NDIA knows that ILC will be a big change for everyone – for people with disability and for organisations. So the NDIA is looking for ways to help organisations get ready for the change.

As part of our participation in the AFDO project, Brain Injury Australia wants to talk to you about what kinds of activities and support you currently find helpful and what else you might like to see in the future. We will also look at ways we can engage more effectively with our subscribers. AFDO will also work with Brain Injury Australia to discover what we need to do to make sure we are ready for all the changes ahead. Brain Injury Australia wants to make sure it has the right, skills, experience and knowledge to meet the needs of our subscribers. As part of this work, Brain Injury Australia has determined to focus on people living with post-concussion syndrome/“mild” traumatic brain injury.

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