Bilateral agreements signed today between Prime Minister Turnbull and Premiers Baird and Andrews specify how and when the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out in NSW and Victoria.
It’s being introduced in stages; the first stage of the NDIS commenced in July 2013 with launch sites in South Australia, Tasmania, the Hunter region in New South Wales and the Barwon region of Victoria. On 1 July 2014 the NDIS expanded to include the ACT, the Barkly region in the Northern Territory and the Perth Hills area of Western Australia. It is also expanding into Lake Macquarie.
To date, people with MS are receiving greater access to funded supports under the NDIS and participants have expressed a good overall level of satisfaction with their planning conversation and their supports.
For further information and support visit our NDIS blog which is written in collaboration with our colleagues at MS, MS Queensland, MS Tasmania, MS South Australia and MS Western Australia and aims to keep you up to date with all the latest NDIS developments. It will also help you to navigate your way through the scheme, so that you understand what it can offer you and make you feel as prepared as possible for the beginning of full scheme roll out in 2016.