NDIS super expo at Golden Grove a success
Around 500 people filled the Golden Grove Recreation Centre for a super-sized National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) expo run by the state government earlier this week.
Audiences heard from a range of speakers about how the NDIS works and job opportunities in the sector.
Ninety businesses, including disability service providers and registered training organisations, set up expo stalls to distribute information.
The NDIS started rolling out for people aged 18 to 64 in Northern Adelaide from 1 July this year, and will begin rolling out in Tea Tree Gully from 1 October. This will mean up to 2,000 new jobs in disability within the local area.
The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, giving people with disability more choice about the support they receive.
At full rollout, the state government will contribute $723 million annually to the scheme, with an estimated 32,000 South Australians forecast to receive support packages (compared to 17,000 pre-NDIS).
Around 6,000 new jobs will be created in South Australia in a wide variety of roles to support people with disability.
For more information about the NDIS in South Australia and events across the state visit www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au.
Information about the NDIS including eligibility, participant and provider information and services is available on the national NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au.
The next NDIS expos will be held in southern Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula in September.
The expos are organised by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.