BUSHkids is selected to provide NDIS services in
IT’S a not-for-profit organisation that has a history with Central Queensland dating back to the 1930s, and later this year it will be offering extra services to the region’s bush kids.
BUSHkids, which is part of the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme, has been chosen to deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention services to Rockhampton and Central Queensland under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
From November, BUSHkids will start providing ECEI services to children living around Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela, Emerald and the Central Highlands.
ECEI is designed to help children from 0-6 years who have a disability or developmental delay access the specialised support services they need to achieve better long-term outcomes.
Over the next two months, BUSHkids will establish new service centres in Rockhampton and Gladstone specifically to provide NDIS ECEI services.
BUSHkids’ chairman Dr Neil Bartels said this was a return to Rockhampton for the organisation which had provided free healthcare to
outback kids for 60 years through residential homes in Yeppoon and Emu Park.
“It’s fantastic that the organisation is returning to an area where it had such a strong presence and great
community support for so long,” he said.
BUSHkids will work to improve the child’s development, and where more intensive early intervention supports are
BACK IN CQ: Stratford House at Emu Park where BUSHkids would stay in the 1930s/40s.