National Disability Insurance Scheme
On the 10 August 2011, the Federal Government released a report recommending that The Australian Government establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. This means that instead of providing support based on the number of places available in a support program, the NDIS provides individualised funding so people can get the care and support they need, based on their individual support needs, goals and aspirations.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will commence in the Albury Region from 1 July 2017. In the Wodonga and surrounding areas the commencement date is 1 October 2017.
For further information and links to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Website please click here
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is the national voice representing people with disability in Australia. AFDO and our member organisations are run by and for people with disability, which we believe is very important to truly represent the voice and lived experience of people with disability.
AFDO is looking for 30 people with disabilities to become NDIS Champions. We are especially interested in emerging grassroots leaders – people who are great communicators with a fresh voice. For further information please click here