NDIS expos in Limestone Coast a success
Around 200 Limestone Coast residents attended National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) expos run by the State Government earlier this week.
Audiences at two expos, in Mt Gambier on Tuesday and in Naracoorte on Wednesday, heard from a range of speakers about how the NDIS works and job opportunities in the sector.
About 150 people attended in Mt Gambier along with almost 40 stallholders, including disability service providers and registered training organisations, providing information for people with disabilities and their families as well as job seekers in the region.
In Naracoorte, about 50 people attended along with 25 stallholders.
The NDIS will start rolling out for people aged 18 to 64 in the Limetone Coast from 1 October 2017. This will mean up to 350 new jobs in disability in the region.
The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, giving people with disability more choice about the support they receive.
At full rollout, the State Government will contribute $723 million annually to the scheme, with an estimated 32,000 South Australians forecast to receive support packages (compared to 17,000 pre-NDIS).
Around 6,000 more jobs will be created in South Australia in a wide variety of roles to support people with disability.
For more information about the NDIS in South Australia and events across the state visit www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au.
Information about the NDIS including eligibility, participant and provider information and services is available on the national NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au.
The next NDIS expo will be held in Golden Grove on 18 July 2017.
The expos are organised by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.