Get it in Black & White – Planning Ahead

Who will take care of everything if something happens to you? Who will inherit your property? Who will take care of your children? Who will look after your finances and medical needs? Fortunately, planning ahead for yourself and the ones you love is easier than you think.

The NSW Government launched a campaign in October 2013 urging the community to prepare for incapacity late in life.

The Planning Ahead Tools website, funded by NSW Trustee and Guardian and the NSW Office for Ageing (Department of Family and Community Services), contains information on all aspects of planning ahead, including Advance Care Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Enduring Guardianship.

Interactive tools are a feature of the website, allowing individuals to prepare their future plans and to tailor information for their needs.

Click on the link below to access Planning Ahead Tools.

Get it in Black and White

Every Australian Counts

DisabilityCare, the agency that will run the National Disability insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched a new website.

We want to know what you think? What’s your thoughts on the website? On the branding? On the way the NDIS is being presented by the government?

This week Senator Mitch Fifield shadow Minister for Disability reform said: “the name should be reconsidered before the advertising starts.

Senator Fifield said that the name was “close to being hated” by people with disabilities. There is an element that it’s patronising, that’s how it’s seen by many people with disabilities,”

“People with disabilities want to be empowered, want to be independent, want to be in charge and in control. The word “Care” in the title, many people with disabilities have told me, is at odds with that.”

What’s your thoughts?