NSW continues to lead Australia in transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with it rolling out across the State today, announced Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams.
This is an important milestone for people with disability in NSW, who have previously not had access to the Scheme, to have more choice and control over their supports.
“At last, people with disability throughout the State are at the centre of decision-making and are empowered to live the life they choose,” Mr Williams said.
People living in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW and the Far West can now access the NDIS.
“The NSW Liberal & National Government’s strong financial management has ensured the Scheme is delivered on time and to budget in NSW,” Mr Williams said.
“More than 90 per cent of participants are satisfied with the Scheme in the State. We will continue to work hard with participants and the sector to deliver an NDIS people with disability deserve.”
Mr Williams said the NSW Government will also continue to provide information to people with disability, their families and carers to help them prepare for the NDIS.
“We are committed doing everything we can to ensure people are ready to take advantage of all that the NDIS can deliver.”
More than 54,000 people with disability have already joined the NDIS in NSW, with a further 60,000 expected to join in 2017-18.