Allied Health Supporting People with Disabilities

Building allied health capacity to support people with disabilities Overview The Victorian Government is developing a capability framework, tools and training packages to assist allied health professionals to support people with disabilities and complex support needs. Resources will also be developed to assist people with disabilities, their families and carers to navigate allied health services. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the way disability services are funded and accessed to ensure all people with disabilities get the support and services they need and deserve. A highly skilled and professional workforce is the foundation of a high quality NDIS. Our Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Dietitians play an important role in delivering the scheme. Supporting people with disabilities and complex support needs is an area of allied health practice that requires additional training after professionals attain entry-level qualifications. However, there are no consistent state or national frameworks to support allied health capability development in this area. This project aims to build allied health capacity to improve outcomes for people with a disability and is a priority under Keeping our sector strong, Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS. How can you participate? They have developed two surveys to shape the capability framework and they will be open until Nov 7th 2019. As a person with a disability, carer or advocate Share your thoughts about what makes a good allied health professional. What makes a good allied health professional? This will help us improve the ways allied health services support people with disabilities. This survey is for people with disabilities, carers and advocates. Questions 1 to 4 ask about you. Questions 5 to 7 ask about an experience you have had with an allied health professional. https://engage.vic.gov.au/allied-health-ndis-capability-framework/people-disabilities-carers-and-advocates [...]