Update from the CEO
Happy New Year, and welcome to our first newsletter for 2016. This will be an incredibly busy year for MOD.A and its members, as we continue to grapple with the new aged care system and further reforms to come, and the NDIS rolling out in earnest across the country. MOD.A will be doing its utmost to assist the sector to develop and meet the challenges that these reforms are throwing our way, by strong advocacy and direct communication with government departments, and increasing information on our new website, due to be launched in early February. A major priority for MOD.A in the first half of 2016 is our Conference, to be held on 28 and 29 April. This will be a great opportunity for members and others who are involved in home modifications to hear directly about what the future holds, and to feed back to government officials how the sector needs to be resourced to best provide the safe and healthy home environments which will be urgently required over the coming years. Early bird registration rates, and lower rates for members, are still available until February, so I would encourage you to register as soon as you can.
We will continue to communicate with our members in 2016 through this newsletter, email bulletins, and webinars on topics that arise.
- For providers that have opted to report via the DEX for the period 1 July - 31 December 2015 please note that this reporting period has now closed. All data for client services provided during this period needs to be finalised within the DEX by midnight, Saturday 30 January 2016.
- A CHSP Transition Financial and Performance Declaration Template for the period 1 July - 31 October 2015 is due by 31 January 2016.
Michael Bleasdale CEO