Here in Australia, we’re fortunate to have so much support for people living with Disabilities. The NDIS work tirelessly and do their best to support the sector. Many people in different parts of the world are not as fortunate as us. The National Disability Sector Professional Development and Practice Survey is a vehicle to support NDIS with accelerating positive change.
COVID-19 has increased the levels of dis-connection between Providers, Carers and Participants. Now that we’re re-emerging, it’s time we assess and understand not just the impact COVID-19 has had on the sector, but how well equipped Providers and Carers are, to support Participants and deliver the highest levels of service.
The National Disability Sector Professional Development and Practice Survey gives you the opportunity to have your voice heard. For you to tell us how you’ve been affected by COVID-19, what you feel could be improved and how accessible and relevant training is for you, so you can provide the highest levels of service.
Our goal is to have more than 1000 Providers, Participants, Carers and Guardians take the survey during this period.
By completing this survey, you’ll not just have your voice heard, we’ll be compiling a report highlighting the key findings and it will then formulate recommendations. These recommendations will form the backbone of the National Disability Sector Professional Leadership Body, as a framework of areas to improve. Together with industry experts, we will work together to identify key projects to work on, to bring about much needed changes in the Sector together.
Get involved today and spread this with everyone you know in this Sector.
Your contact details are appreciated to ensure we can provide you with the outcomes and report following our survey. No individual identifying information will be shared when the results are collated, analysed and the outcomes report developed. Your individual responses are not shared with anyone else without your permission. No organisation or individual is identified in any way in the survey outcomes and report.
This is a preliminary survey to gauge sector and community strengths, trends, issues and challenges and will support further development of research projects. The data from this survey will be analysed and delivered as a report that will be published and free to the sector and community. After key topics are identified through this survey, there will be industry and community invitation to join consultation and steering committees and sector professional leadership platforms to oversee further research, projects and works
“The expo is for us, because 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It's been a great experience for us because this is the first year participating in this. We tried last year, but we just were too late. So, we're looking forward to more years, actually!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”