Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme across New South Wales by July 2018.
“The National Disability Insurance Scheme will ensure that people in Bankstown living with a disability, their families and carers are provided with the care and support they need.
“This means that any Australian who acquires a disability or who is born with a disability can have confidence that they will be provided with care and support,” Mr Clare said.
About 140,000 people across the state with permanent and significant disability will have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme by mid-2018. Under the scheme, people with disability in Bankstown will:
- work with local people with their families and carers to identify their plans and goals for the future;
- be assessed to receive individualised care and support packages;
- be assisted by local coordinators to help manage and deliver their support; and
- access a system they can easily navigate and will link them to mainstream and community services.
Under the agreement reached:
- The Commonwealth will provide funding of $3.32 billion in 2018 – 51.4 per cent of the funding needed. This will cover the administration of the scheme and contribute to the cost of individual care and support packages and other supports for people with disability, their carers and their families.
- New South Wales will provide around $3.13 billion in 2018 – 48.6 per cent of the funding needed. This will contribute to the cost of individual packages and other supports for people with disability, their carers and their families.
- The full scheme costs will be reviewed by the Productivity Commission in 2018-19 to inform COAG agreement on final scheme funding arrangements.
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