- Accommodation services
- Contacts and locations
- Continence Resource Centre
Dignity in Care Principles
- Zero tolerance of all forms of abuse - principle 1
- Support with respect - principle 2
- Personalised care - principle 3
- Enable people to maintain independence - principle 4
- Listen to and support people to express their needs and wants - principle 5
- Respect people's privacy - principle 6
- Receive complaints without retribution - principle 7
- Engage with family members and carers - principle 8
- Confidence and positive self-esteem - principle 9
- Alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation - principle 10
- Access and inclusion
- Engagement and consultation
- Disability Information Service
- Disability SA
- Disability Support Services
- Domiciliary Equipment Service
- Future Changes
- Independent Living Centre
- NDIS Reform
Future changes to disability and aged care services
State Government Disability and Domiciliary Care Services have changed in response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and aged care reforms. These reforms are designed to provide people with more funding and choice.
Disability and Domiciliary Care clients, carers and employees have been consulted and supported through changes affecting them.
Since 2018, some State Government disability services, as well as Domiciliary Care, have moved to non-government management.
The State Government continues providing other services, resources and information:
- Update on Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES)
- Update on the Independent Living Centre (ILC)
- Accommodation Update
- Update on Disability Transition (formerly Disability SA - Community Services)
- NDIS Demand Map
- NDIS Transition Update
Update on Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES)
The Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) is expected to transition to the non-government sector by late 2019 / early 2020.
DES manages the equipment and home modification needs of approximately 13,700 people in South Australia, including clients from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Department of Human Services, a range of hospitals and community care agencies, and people privately hiring equipment.
An Expression of Interest (EOI) phase for the Transfer of DES to the Non-Government Sector closed on 5 April 2019.
The Invitation for Proposal stage was made available to shortlisted parties on 23 May 2019 in conjunction with the opening of an electronic ‘Data Room’ containing information relating to DES and its operations.
Interested parties submitted their proposals through the Data Room process (closed 3 July 2019).
It is expected that a new provider will be announced mid-year, with transition to the new provider to follow.
DES continues to provide services as usual, but if you have questions, please email us at DES.firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the market process can be directed to email@example.com
Update on the Independent Living Centre (ILC)
South Australia’s Independent Living Centre (ILC) is also affected by the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with its funding earmarked for re-direction to the State’s contribution of more than $720 million per year to the NDIS.
A number of parties have expressed their interest in providing ILC services into the future.
We appreciate the ongoing support and interest that the ILC receives on a weekly basis, reinforcing what an important and respected service the ILC delivers to South Australian organisations and individuals.
Update on Disability Transition (formerly Disability SA - Community Services)
Metropolitan Adelaide Disability SA offices have closed following the transition of clients to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We no longer provide state-funded Disability Community Services.
Some clients who have transitioned to NDIS Plans may still be assisted by an interim Disability Transition Unit which will be winding down during 2020.
NDIS Demand Map
The NDIA has released an interactive NDIS Demand Map, providing an up-to-date forecast of future NDIS demand across Australia. These forecasts can assist organisations with workforce planning and identifying growth opportunities to help meet NDIS demand.
The demand map will be updated quarterly as new NDIS data becomes available.