National Disability Insurance Scheme expands to the Nepean and Blue Mountains

Published 21st May, 2015 in Family & Community Services, Health

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out early to young people in the Nepean and Blue Mountains region.  The scheme will benefit 2,000 children, and young people with a disability and their families.

boy with hearing loss and his assistance dog national disability insurance scheme
Image: NDIS.

The NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka said the NDIS is to be delievered 1 year ahead of schedule.

“This early rollout will allow much needed early intervention, and other services, to start flowing to people with disability, their families and carers,” Minster Ajaka said.

From July, young people with a disability and their families will be able to work with their local area coordinators to get ready for the NDIS. They'll also work with planners from September to create their individual funding package.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW:

  • The Hunter and Lake Macquarie – available for people in the area, up to the age of 65.
  • The Nepean & Blue Mountains – from July 1 2015, children and young people aged 17 and under, will be able to access the Scheme.

More information

To learn about the National Disability Scheme in NSW visit the Ageing, Disability & Home Care website.

Published 21st May, 2015 in Family & Community Services, Health