First NDIS expo in Gawler a success
The first of 22 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) expos being run by the State Government was held in Gawler today.
More than 100 people attended to hear from a range of speakers about how the NDIS works, and job opportunities in the sector.
Also at the expo were 46 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.
The NDIS will start rolling out for people aged 18 to 64 in the Barossa, Light and Lower North region from 1 July 2017. This will mean up to 250 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).
Up to 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 in your region 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 on Friday 19 May at Mawson Lakes. That expo will provide information for people living in the Northern Adelaide Region, who will enter the scheme from 1 July 2017.
The expos are organised by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.