More Disability Supports For People In Eastern Melbourne

More than 15,000 people with a disability will get the support they need with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne.

The scheme will see around 15,400 Victorians living in the two areas access supports, including 2,100 people who will receive supports for the very first time.

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting people and organisations transition to the NDIS with a $20 million Transition Support Package for a range of practical and targeted readiness activities for people with disability and their families and carers, the disability workforce and service providers.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced 22 organisations that will receive funding as part of round two of the package, which will help people adapt to the new way the NDIS will work.

Support will be provided through online resources, workshops, information sessions, consultancy, resources and direct one-to-one support.

The NDIS is a national approach to providing individualised support and services to people with disability. It will mean better outcomes for people with disability who will have greater choice and control over the services and decisions affecting their lives.

The NDIS will be fully operational across Victoria by mid-2019 and will support more than 105,000 Victorians with a disability.

The scheme is being delivered through a funding partnership between the Commonwealth and Victorian governments.

By the time the NDIS is fully operational, Victoria’s investment will be $2.5 billion a year.

For more information go to www.vic.gov.au/ndis

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley

“We’re supporting people with a disability, providers and the workforce through the transition to the NDIS.”

“People with a disability depend on the NDIS and have fought for an approach that puts their needs first.”

“This is a time of change for Victorians with a disability, but also an exciting time when they will be able to plan and prepare for the future with much greater control over the types of services they can access.”