Claim accommodation providers mislead in the way they promote disability access rooms

ABC North and West | Bulletins A South Australian wheelchair user says accommodation providers are being misleading in the way they promote rooms with disability access online. Semaphore wheelchair user Patricia Foley says booking holiday accommodation online that suits her...

Disability Housing

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the minister representing the Minister for Disabilities regarding Disability SA housing under the specialist disability accommodation (SDA) rules through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)....

Housing SA

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Supplementary. Given that, if I hear correctly, there are some 1,000 houses currently untenanted and that the majority of those are undergoing what I think the minister termed minor modification before reallocation, would the minister consider...

Disability Services

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I actually have two supplementary questions. My first is: what exactly is the eligibility criterion or the definition of critical need, which I think you mentioned would cover 800 people over four years, if I heard...

Homelessness – No Laughing Matter in the Depths of Winter

Kelly Vincent is calling on government services and the wider community to recognise the plight of people with disabilities that are also experiencing homelessness or accommodation challenges. "With our winter solstice today, and Adelaide experiencing flooding across some of the...

Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Disabilities questions regarding the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF). Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: On 3 April, in a joint media release,...

Community and Home Support SA

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make an explanation before asking the Minister for Disabilities questions regarding incompetence in the office of Community and Home Support SA. Leave granted. Members interjecting: The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Which one do...

The Strathmont Centre, Adelaide’s Crying Shame

SA's most vulnerable are being neglected in a run-down institution just metres from a well kept prison yard. This is the neglected, shabby institution where South Australia houses 66 of its most vulnerable citizens, adults with intellectual disabilities. Just 300m...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, There are currently 1097 people with disabilities waiting for supported accommodation in South Australia. The budget will find a home for 29 of them in the coming year. Even if not a single other person were added to...

Accidental politician Kelly Vincent Seeks Change for Disabled

THE youngest woman to enter an Australian parliament is an accidental politician whose life took an unexpected turn after she made a last-ditch bid for a new wheelchair. Kelly Vincent, 21, who has cerebral palsy, made history last month when...