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About the NDIS Right to be Heard Project

NDIS participants can face multiple barriers when raising concerns about their supports and services. Disabled young people face additional and unique barriers.

We hope to address these barriers by creating a (free, accessible and mobile friendly) national online information and education hub. 

The goal is to develop online tools and resources to assist disabled young people to:

  • Learn about and understand their rights.
  • Build their confidence and ability to raise any concerns they may have with their NDIS supports and services.
  • Educate providers on how to make sure young people's voices are heard and needs are understood.

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Join our Project and Advisory Group

We are looking for 10 disabled young people from all over Australia to join our Project Advisory Group to lead an online hub project.

You will work together with other disabled young people to: 

  • Lead the online hub project.
  • Decide what topics to cover in the online hub for these 3 groups of audiences:
    • Disabled young people,
    • Parents and carers,
    • NDIS Service Providers. 
  • Co-design and co-create engaging resources such as videos, social media, blog posts, art, zines, and more.

The 10 Project Advisory Group members will attend 5 online workshops to co-design resources and content for the online hub. After the workshop, they are invited to take part in a series of filming sessions in Melbourne in May/June (details to be confirmed).

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Payment

You will be paid $50 per hour for up to approximately $1,500/30 hours work. The exact amount will depend on the number of hours you work. 

Who can apply?

We are recruiting 10 young people from all over Australia who identify as:

  • Having a disability, health condition, or chronic illness
  • Neurodiverse or autistic 
  • Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing 
  • Blind or vision impaired 
  • Having lived experience of mental health issues. 

You must also be:

  • 12 to 25 years old and
  • NDIS participants

We want to make sure the group represents different parts of the disability community, that includes:

  • LGBTQIA+ young people
  • First Nations young people
  • Culturally diverse young people.

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Online workshop dates

These are the online co-design workshop dates and times. Workshops will run for 2 hours and include breaks.

Co-design Phase:

Workshop 1: Thursday 4 April 2024, 4pm-6pm

    • Introduction to the NDIS Right to be Heard Project
    • Getting to know you

Workshop 2: Thursday 11 April 2024, 4pm-6pm

    • Sharing key findings from the research phase
    • Identifying gaps, barriers, challenges and opportunities

Workshop 3: Thursday 18 April 2024, 4pm-6pm 

    • Creative brainstorm session #1: Content for disabled young people

Workshop 4: Thursday 25 April 2024, 4pm-6pm

    • Creative brainstorm session #2: Content for NDIS service providers, parents and carers 

Workshop 5: Thursday 2 May 2024, 4pm-6pm

    • Resource development and planning  

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Co-creation phase

Between May - July (exact dates to be confirmed)

  • From May onwards, you will work with other disabled young people and the YDAS Comms team to create the resources, including filming social media content.
  • By July, we will work with a web developer to integrate your developed resources and content into a brand new online hub.

Apply now

Express your interest now. Applications close 9 am on Tuesday 12 March 2024.

Submit an application now

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the project or need support to submit an application, contact Jun (he/him) at jlee@ydas.org.au or 0457 453 784.

The project wishes to create an accessible, effective and empathetic complaint system that works for disabled young people, families, carers and NDIS service providers.

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This project is supported by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.