NDIS in Logan
The disability sector in the City of Logan will experience significant change due to the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which will become available in Logan from 1 July 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to six months prior to this date.
The NDIS is a legislation that outlines opportunities to support people living with a permanent disability. It has been designed to enhance the quality of life of participants through increasing an individual's ability to take part in everyday activities by having control over the support they receive.
The legislation allocates funding for disability services and provides support to people with disability rather than to service provider organisations. This change will fundamentally impact how service provision is delivered to people living with disability in the City of Logan.
For more information and preparing for the NDIS, please visit the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110.
NDIS Readiness Workshops
The Community Resource Unit (CRU) is offering a range of workshops to assist people with disability and families to get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) .
Funded by the Queensland Government, these workshops are not only a good way to start preparing for the NDIS, but also to meet other people and share the knowledge and experiences of others who are preparing for the NDIS too.
You can find the CRU workshops on their events page or phone the CRU team on (07) 3844 2211 for some assistance to register. You can join the mailing list for regular emails about upcoming CRU workshops.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out across the Logan Redlands NDIS region from 1 July 2018 and this will mean up to 3,876 new jobs across the region over the next few years (workAbility, 2017).
The progressive increase in demand and available options for people with disability and the increased investment under the NDIS will require significant growth in the number of workers across the sector and in the range of skills and abilities required to meet new demand, need and expectations.