Ovens Murray celebrates first anniversary of NDIS
MORE than 1600 local residents of the Ovens Murray region are now benefitting from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to the latest NDIS quarterly report.
The region is celebrating its first anniversary under the national scheme this week.
The Ovens Murray region covers the Local Government Areas of Alpine, Indigo, Benalla, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga.
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) branch manager, engagement and inclusion, Matthew Wright, said this first anniversary of the NDIS in the Ovens Murray region was an important milestone, as the roll out of one of the largest social reforms in Australia’s history continues.
“The NDIS is already empowering 1699 local people in the Ovens Murray region – with more than 42,000 people receiving support across Victoria, including more than 8100 people receiving supports for the first time,” Mr Wright said.
“The scheme is expected to support more than 105,000 people in Victoria at full roll out.”
Currently 200,000 Australians are benefitting from the scheme.
“According to the latest NDIS quarterly report, the scheme is making a real difference to children living with disability in Victoria with 3024 children from birth to before school currently receiving support through Early Childhood Early Intervention, with 89 per cent of family and carers of participants in this age group saying the NDIS has improved their child’s development,” Mr Wright said.