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Our Expertise

Disability

We understand both the legal and financial pressures of disability organisations as they navigate the NDIS. We advise our clients across a wide range of issues affecting the day to day management of their organisations, including compliance, governance, workplace relations, obligations under the Disability Act and other regulatory requirements.

With the roll out of the NDIS and the growth of the disability market, Russell Kennedy serve as key advisors in strengthening the capabilities and responsiveness of the sector.

Disability service providers are being required to radically re-think the way in which they structure their service delivery and workforce. The NDIS environment demands a low-cost and flexible workforce that can respond ‘on demand’ to client needs.

We have experience in managing the challenges that face the disability sector in transitioning to the NDIS environment. We can assist with:

  • workforce capability and retention
  • overcoming challenges around liquidity and debt management
  • compliance in a risk based regulatory environment
  • facilitate innovations and efficiencies
  • ICT capability to support operations
  • development and promotion of corporate and clinical governance procedures and policies, implementing risk management strategies and assessing the merits of alternate governance structures.
  • disability sector-specific employment agreements, workplace policies and employment law
  • preparing compliance manuals and checklists as well as training for board members, management and support workers.
  • template disability agreements and policies

In addition we provide operational and transactional advice in regards to property, construction, corporate and commercial projects. Our advice on regulatory compliance complements the guidance we provide on service delivery agreements, licensing and accreditation requirements, as well as obtaining tax free and DGR endorsements and consumer law advice.

Disability is a core focus area for Russell Kennedy and we aim to make a difference in the sector by providing astute, strategic and competitive advice which helps organisations fulfil their mandate of quality care and empowerment.