Change of date for Conference

Posted on 30 July 2021
Change of date for Conference
The current COVID lockdown in NSW has required a change of dates for the "Ramping it up: 2021 Home Modifications Conference". The conference scheduled for August 9-10 will now run November 22-23 to allow sufficient time for the lifting of restrictions, opening of travel and to provide confidence for speakers and delegates to attend.

Whilst we are disappointed to postpone, we really want this to be an in-person event for as many people as possible as we believe people gain extra value through networking opportunities and being in the room connecting with ideas.

All current registrations will be carried over to the new date. You are able to cancel and get a full refund any time up to 7 days before the event.

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. The speakers and panellists have all re-committed to the new date so we are pleased to offer you the same experience as planned.

We very much look forward to seeing you in November and we will continue to update the Conference page where we encourage you to stay in touch with the conference program.

You can register to attend in person or virtually online and members receive subsidized tickets.

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2021 National Home Modifications Conference

Posted on 16 June 2021
MOD.A is delighted to announce the 2021 Home Modifications Conference which will be held in Canberra on Monday November 22 and Tuesday November 23 this year.

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 conference@moda.org.au for further details.

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Silver Standard endorsed for National Construction Code

Posted on 1 May 2021
The recent announcement to include a national minimum standard for new housing in the public comment draft of the National Construction Code 2022 is a significant win for all those advocating for accessibility standards.

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!
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NDIA Releases Guidance Document

Posted on 17 February 2020
NDIA Releases Guidance Document

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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Aged Care Quality Standards Now Law

Posted on 11 December 2018

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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