Victorians with a disability, their families and carers, and the sector are set to receive the targeted support they need to help them make the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 16 organisations who will share in $10 million in funding to deliver readiness activities where they are needed most.
Minister for Disability, Martin Foley this morning joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines at mental health service provider Mind Australia – who recently won a national award for a program they will deliver under the NDIS.
The transition support has been allocated to a range of diverse organisations representing people with a disability, providers, carers, unions, service users and their advocates.
There is also representation from multiple disability fields among these organisations to reflect diversity in the sector.
The organisations who work throughout Victoria will identify and deliver practical and targeted resources to help people and providers adapt to the way the NDIS will work.
The NDIS is a big change for people with a disability that will be progressively rolled out across Victoria over the next three years, starting in north-east Melbourne from 1 July 2016.
For more information about these organisations, eligibility, when the NDIS is coming to each area across Victoria or attending community forums, visit www.vic.gov.au/ndis
Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability Martin Foley
“We are days away from the first people rolling into the scheme and achieving true independence and choice in the services and support they receive.”
“From July 1 the NDIS roll out will significantly improve the quality of life for people with a disability.”
“We are working hard to ensure people with a disability and the sector are well supported through this significant change and have the information and the tools they need to get the most out of the NDIS.”
Quote attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines
“This week is an exciting week for our local community. People with disability will have more options and support to help them lead an ordinary life. “