FUNDING BOOST TO HELP LOCAL PROVIDERS GET NDIS-READY

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced $70,000 in funding to help local disability service providers Kyogle District Care Connections Inc and Lismore Home Modification Service Inc get ready for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NSW Government’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offers $4 million in grant funding to help providers in regional and remote NSW transition to the scheme and will go towards things like updating business plans or purchasing software.

“The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation reform that will transform the lives of people with disability, particularly those living in regional and remote NSW,” Mr George said.

“To ensure the transition to the NDIS in regional NSW goes smoothly, the NSW Government is investing even more to help disability service providers get NDIS-ready.”

The TAP is being delivered in partnership with Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) NSW.

From 1 July 2017, the NDIS will roll-out to people living in Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW and Far West NSW.

Further information on TAP and a list of successful applicants is available at https://www.acs.asn.au/WCM/ACS/Resources/Community_Care/NSW_Transition_Assistance_Program.aspx

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577