NDIS scheme rolls out across NSW

Published 3rd July, 2017 in Health

More than 54,000 people have already joined the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW, with a further 60,000 expected to join in 2017-18.

NDIS Tracy

The NDIS provides support for people with a disability, their families, and carers.

The NDIS helps people with a disability to:

  • access mainstream services and support
  • access community services and support
  • maintain information support arrangements
  • receive reasonable and necessary funded support.

Access to the NDIS is now available statewide, after the scheme was rolled out to the Illawarra Shoalhaven, Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW, and Far West regions on 1 July 2017.

Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams said the introduction of the NDIS is an important milestone for people with disability in NSW.

“At last, people with disability throughout the state are at the centre of decision-making and are empowered to live the life they choose,” Mr Williams said.

“The government is committed to do everything we can to ensure people are ready to take advantage of all that the NDIS can deliver.”

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Published 3rd July, 2017 in Health