NDIS roll out commences in Victoria

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01 July 2016

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From 1 July, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available in North East Melbourne Area (NEMA) for the first time, as the NDIS starts to roll out across Victoria. By 2019, 105,000 people are expected to become participants of the NDIS.

1 July marks an important day in history – a special day for people with a disability around Australia.

The NDIS is officially being implemented across north-east Melbourne marking a once-in-a-generation reform that will change the way support and services are provided to Victorians with a disability.

At a special celebration, Minister for Housing, Disability & Ageing, Martin Foley, said the NDIS would bring increased independence for people with a disability, providing a client-focussed system where the money goes direct to the individual rather than a support agency.

More than 500 people in north-east Melbourne have already been assessed for inclusion in the Scheme and in the next year, 10,000 Victorians are expected to join them, an increase on the 7500 currently receiving services and support through the Government.

The NDIS is a new national approach to providing support to people with a disability, their families and carers. It provides a whole-of-life approach to supporting people to enable them to live more independently and work towards achieving their goals, whatever they may be.

The Scheme is expected to be fully operational across Victoria by mid-2019.

For more information about the NDIS, visit vic.gov.au/ndis

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