Our 2018 staff and service user surveys are now up online at surveymonkey.com.
We’d like to make a special mention in this newsletter of the hard work put in by Lauren submitting applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), which resulted in the above (display model only, not quite to scale).
It’s not often we get to post a sporty action photo in our newsletter but this month was an exception. “Dave” (a.k.a. MACS manager Alison Herring), is pictured above representing Brisbane in the state basketball championships held in June. (more…)
In the spirit of “better late than never”, here’s our back catalogue of newsletters from 2017 and 2018 so far.
The one thing the NDIS certainly doesn’t have a shortage of is information about the scheme, but it can be hard to know where to start. So if you’re more of a “sounds and moving pictures” learner, rather than reading through brochures, manuals, and other written material, you may want to subscribe to the NDIS YouTube channel.
Many people may have received an introductory letter from the NDIS in January. This letter refers to a phone call you may receive, called an “access request”, which should just be to confirm your eligibility to access the scheme.
MACS has always been a not-for-profit organisation, but many of you may not know that MACS recently registered for tax deductible charity status. So now, for any donation over two dollars, you can earn our eternal thanks and claim it on your tax!
Just a friendly reminder that the emergency on-call phone should only be contacted after-hours in emergency situations. For the health and well-being of our staff, we need to minimise the number of after-hours calls to this phone, particularly if they’re not urgent.
One of the hopefully good things about the NDIS, once it’s fully rolled out, will be its funding portability. Instead of being tied to a service provider (usually a bad thing), the service participant (that’s you) can take their funding wherever they like.
When the MACS NDIS subcommittee first formed we had planned to provide monthly progress reports with hopefully substantial news to share. However, there was a spanner thrown in the works. Or to be more accurate, an appendix.