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Government-operated group homes are currently transferring to non-government providers. Residents and their families can raise questions and concerns about how this transfer may affect them by contacting Transfer Connect, a new service operated by Mission Australia. The service will support people with disability whose specialist disability services

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As part of the Reconnections program, Synapse (former Brain Injury Association of NSW) has created a private Facebook group for people with brain injury to connect online. The process for applying for membership of the group includes being made aware of the guidelines of the group and agreeing to them.

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LawAccess NSW has published new and updated content in the Representing Yourself section of their website. This includes Debt, Car accidents and Recovery of goods, and a new topic, Local Courts – Small Claims. The new topic deals with local court processes for the recovery of debt or goods of $10,000 or less.

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The Department of Social Services' online disability advocacy finder now includes NDIS Appeals and state- and territory-funded advocacy providers. The finder will also continue to help people with disability find National Disability Advocacy Program services across Australia. It can be accessed from the Department of Social Services’ website. 

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The Carer Gateway Facebook page provides a range of information about supports and services available to assist carers in their caring role, including people who care for someone with disability, chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or frailty due to age. The page features posts on a range of issues that affect carers,

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End of Life Law in Australia is a website that provides accurate, practical and relevant information to help people navigate the challenging legal issues that can arise with end of life decision-making. The website is an initiative of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. It is designed to be used by patients, families,

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Senior Living Innovation is a major research collaboration between QUT and leading industry partners that aims to reconceptualise the experience of ageing in Australia with a focus on the senior living industry. The project challenges conventional wisdom about the wants and needs of ‘old people’ and aims to help industry to develop new business models