Funding boost helps state transition to NDIS
QUEENSLAND’S peak body for non-government disability services has received $700,000 in funding to help service providers transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said a further three years of funding had been allocated to National Disability Services (NDS) Queensland in the 2016–17 State Budget.
“The NDIS is the biggest social reform in more than 40 years, giving people with disability the power to decide how they access and receive their supports and to live the life they choose,” Mrs O’Rourke said.
“By full implementation in July 2019, disability services will move from State to Commonwealth responsibility.”
She said funding would help deliver targeted activities to support service providers’ transition to the scheme and assisting development and implementation of plans.
“These will be delivered in line with the phased rollout across the state which means service providers will receive tailored and practical supports as they set up to operate under the scheme,” Mrs O’Rourke said.