Wednesday June 1, 2016
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa today announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will change lives forever in the Nepean Blue Mountains & Western Sydney in just over a month.
From 1 July 2016, people with disability and their families in Nepean Blue Mountains & Western Sydney will be able to access the NDIS.
“In a few short weeks, many people with disability and their families will for the first time have real choice and control over their own lives,” Tanya Davies said.
Stuart Ayres said “Importantly, everyone will share in the benefits of the NDIS. Having the NDIS Nepean Blue Mountains & Western Sydney will create close to 5,850 new jobs and boost funding to more than $1.17 billion a year by 2019.”
“The NDIS means more people with disability will get support, more jobs and funding for these regions, and more growth,” NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka said.
“Together with our partners in the government and the non-government sector, we have been working hard to ensure NSW is NDIS-ready.”
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has partnered with the St Vincent de Paul Society and Uniting to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) in Year 1 districts.
St Vincent de Paul and Uniting are currently working on the transition of all people currently receiving disability funding and supports in NSW, and preparing them for the NDIS.
Once people currently receiving disability funding and supports in NSW transition to the Commonwealth scheme, there will be capacity to look at people who may be new to disability funding and supports, and introducing eligible people to the NDIS.
For more information about the NDIS in NSW, go to www.ndis.nsw.gov.au