NDIS TO ROLL OUT IN NORTHERN TABLELANDS FROM JULY NEXT YEAR

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) would be coming to the Northern Tablelands from July next year.

Today Premier Mike Baird travelled to Canberra to sign an agreement with the Prime Minister, which ensure the NDIS rollout across all of NSW over the next two years

Mr Marshall said that today’s announcement acknowledged the hard work undertaken since July 2013 when the first NDIS trial site was established in the Hunter.

“The government is committed to breaking down barriers for people with disability and I am delighted to see rollout schedule for the NDIS in NSW revealed today,” Mr Marshall said.

Mr Marshall said that the NDIS was a once-in-a-generation social reform that would give choice and control to people with disability and hugely improve their quality of life and transform how and when they access various services.

“I am pleased to announce that from 1 July 2016 people with a disability living in the Northern Tablelands will be able to access the NDIS,’’ Mr Marshall said.

“This announcement brings certainty to people with disability, their families and carers in our region.”

Mr Marshall said the government would build on the lessons learned from the Hunter trial site, and from the early rollout of the NDIS for children and young people aged 0-17 in Penrith and the Blue Mountains.

“NSW will continue to work with the Commonwealth Government and the National Disability Insurance Agency to ensure the best possible NDIS for NSW,” Mr Marshall said.

For further information, including client phasing to the NDIS, please visit www.ndis.nsw.gov.au

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