100 Days To Go: New Era Dawns For Disability Services

Disability Services Minister, John Ajaka, and NDIS Participant and Ability Options client, Julie Godsell

Disability Services Minister, John Ajaka, and NDIS Participant and Ability Options client, Julie Godsell

Today is a significant day for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW with just 100 days to go until the full rollout of the NDIS begins in NSW, and, the announcement of a new Transition Assistance Program.

Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka, marked 100 days to go milestone with clients, families and carers at Ability Options at Bella Vista and Parliament House.

From today, there are just 100 days before one of the most significant days in history for people with disability and their families. From 1 July, people living in half the state will have choice and control over their lives and the supports they receive.

“From today, there are just 100 days before one of the most significant days in history for people with disability and their families.

“From 1 July, people living in half the state will have choice and control over their lives and the supports they receive,” Mr Ajaka said, speaking from Bella Vista.

The Minister later announced the Transition Assistance Program, a new grant to help rural and remote disability support service providers get ready for the NDIS.

The program, which is available to providers that have less than $3 million in annual turnover and are located in or provide services to rural and remote areas and intend to become providers under the NDIS, is now open for applications.

You can read more about the rollout of the NDIS in NSW on the NDIS NSW website.

Transition Assistance Program application forms and guidelines can be found on the Ageing and Community Services NSW & ACT website. Applications for funding under close Friday, 22 April 2016.