Disability Service Standards
To comply with the NSW Government, we ensure that Mudgee Disability Support Service Inc. acts in accordance with the six (6) Disability Service Standards. This ensures that people with disabilities are treated fairly and equally.
Each person receives a service that promotes and respects their legal and human rights and enables them to exercise choice like everyone else in the community.
2. PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSION
Each person is encouraged and supported to contribute to social and civic life in their communities in the way they choose.
3. INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES
Each person is supported to exercise choice and control over the design and delivery of their supports and services.
4. FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS
When a person wants to make a complaint, the service provider will make sure the person's views are respected, that they are informed as the complaint is dealt with, and have the opportunity to be involved in the resolution process.
5. SERVICE ACCESS
Each person has access to information and is assisted to access the supports and services they need to live the life they choose.
6. SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Service providers are well managed and have strong and effective governance to deliver positive outcomes for the people they support.
Please click on the link below to visit the National Standards for Disability Services.
Disability Inclusion Act
The International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2014, marked the commencement of the visionary Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) (the Act or the DIA).The Act has two broad aims.
The first aim is to set out how FACS will provide disability supports and services up until the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been rolled out across the whole of NSW by mid-2018.
The second aim is to make sure that after moving to the NDIS, NSW continues to be a place where people with disability have access to mainstream services and are part of their community.
The Disability Inclusion Regulation 2014 (the Regulation) supports the Act and provides the necessary detail for the Act to work properly.The Act and the Regulation can be viewed on the NSW legislation website.
- makes it clear that people with disability have the same human rights as other people
- promotes the inclusion of people with disability by requiring government departments and local councils to engage in disability inclusion action planning
- supports people with disability to exercise choice and control through individualised funding wherever possible
- provides safeguards for people accessing NSW funded disability supports and services, including new employment screening requirements and the need for disability accommodation providers to report abuse or neglect of people with disability to the Ombudsman.
- Funded providers of centre-based day programs are also required to report incidents to the Ombudsman in relation to people with disability living in supported group accommodation.
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is committed to working together with other government departments and local government to dismantle existing barriers so that people with disability can participate fully in their communities, to the advantage of everyone.The Act reflects that people with disability should be at the centre of decisions and prepares the way for the NDIS, while introducing additional safeguards
This replaces the:
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 protects individuals across Australiafrom unfair treatment in many parts of public life. The Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities.
Mudgee Disability Support Service Inc. promotes the rights of individuals in our service. If you feel that your rights have not been respected you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,0263 723848 or use the Feedback Form.