Today – people with disability in the inner west have cause for celebration – the NDIS is coming in 2017!
People with disability, their carers and families across Ashfield, Marrickville, Leichhardt and other inner west suburbs will benefit from the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 2017.
This is great news for people with disability in the local community, their carers and families.
I will be visiting the Ella Centre next Wednesday with the Shadow Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, to celebrate this announcement.
As a former Minister in this area, Jenny worked tirelessly to see the NDIS legislation pass the floor of Parliament.
I know many local residents with disability have waited their whole life to get the care and support they need.
This announcement is a huge breakthrough for people with disability in the inner west.
Now they have the certainty of knowing when they’ll be able to access services as part of the NDIS.
Finally, people with disability will have their needs met in a way that supports them to live with choice and dignity.
The current system of disability support is broken and needs to be fixed.
I look forward to seeing the NDIS continue to change the lives of people with disability in my local community.
To check eligibility for the NDIS visit: www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.