Victor Harbor hosts NDIS Expo
Almost 150 residents of Victor Harbor had the chance to learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at a State Government expo on Tuesday. Fifty-two stallholders, including disability service providers and registered training organisations, provided information for people with disabilities and their families, as well as job seekers in the region.
The expo included two presentations from industry representatives, giving attendees the opportunity to hear about how the NDIS works and job opportunities in the sector, followed by a question and answer session.
The expos have shown to be a useful opportunity for people with disability, their families, carers, friends, jobseekers and local businesses to learn more about the NDIS specifically in their region, with the chance to speak directly with representatives from the NDIA, the State Government, and other leaders in the field.
The NDIS will start rolling out for people aged 18 to 64 in Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island area from 1 January 2018. This will mean up to 150 new jobs in disability in the region. 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 more 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 expos are organised by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. This was the final expo for the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island region.