The MOD.A Conference Organising Committee has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak unfolding across Australia. In light of the current environment and concern for the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors we have determined that the most appropriate course of action is to make the February 21-22 conference a fully virtual event.
We did not want to postpone again and we have such a great set of speakers lined up that we want to go ahead and add value, information and discussion for our industry.
This Conference is a core gathering for the sector, for service providers and for clients who use home modifications. It is an occasion for us to meet and discuss with policy makers and leaders the challenges facing the sector.
If your registration was already to attend online then you need do nothing except enjoy the conference online as expected. If your registration was to attend in-person then we are in the process of changing your booking to online and issuing a partial refund on the difference which you will receive in the next few days. You are still able to cancel and get a full refund any time up to 7 days before the event via the details on your emailed invoice from Eventbrite.
We very much look forward to seeing you in February and we will continue to update the Conference page where we encourage you to stay in touch with the conference program.
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Living at home is the preference of older people and people with disability. The Home Modifications sector plays a crucial role in enabling people to live in homes designed to give them dignity and independence. With big changes ahead for the NDIS and aged care there has never been a more important time to come together to highlight that impact and to plan for the challenges and opportunities ahead.And never a more important time for our voices to be heard by funders and policy makers.
So get ready to meet up, discuss and trade ideas with the sector as we explore all things Home Modifications over one and a half days.
Mark your calendar now for Monday November 22 and Tuesday November 23. For more details see the full program theme and how to register.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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A majority of Ministers agreed to include minimum accessibility provisions for residential housing and apartments in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 based on the Livable Housing Design Guidelines (LHDG) silver standards.The Ministers considered arguments about extra cost put forward by the building industry, but felt that the community benefit of a regulated approach to accessibility outweighed these costs.
Ministers also agreed the ABCB will publish a voluntary gold technical standard for accessible housing.MOD.A supports this initiative. It will take generations for the new accessibility standards to become universal across our communities, but we had to start sometime. Meanwhile there is more than enough existing housing needing modification to keep our members busy for decades!
The NDIA has released a Guide for Builders and Designers, designed to provide clarity for builders, designers, assessors and any other associated stakeholders involved in the planning, decision making and delivery of Complex Home Modifications (CHM) for NDIS participants.
The Guide covers what is - and isn't - considered reasonable and necessary, and examples of typical scope of works for Complex Home Modifications in various rooms of a house.
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The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, has announced the passage of the Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018.
The new Standards will take effect from 1 July 2019 and will apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care and services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
The new Standards focus on quality outcomes for consumers rather than provider processes. This will make it easier for consumers, their families, carers and representatives to understand what they can expect from a service.
The new Standards will also make regulation simpler for providers working across multiple aged care services, and encourage innovation, excellence and continuous improvement.
A copy of the new Standards is available on the department's website.
Transition to the new Standards began in July 2018. The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has developed resources and will continue to conduct activities to assist consumers and providers to understand the new arrangements. More information about these activities is available on the Quality Agency's website.
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