People with disability in Chifley have cause for celebration – the NDIS is coming in 2016.
Federal Member for Chifley Ed Husic said people with disability, their carers and families in Chifley will benefit from the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2016.
“This is great news for people with disability in the local community, their carers and families.” Said Mr Husic.
“I know many local residents with disability have waited their whole life to get the care and support they need.
“Today’s announcement is a huge breakthrough for people with disability in Chifley.
“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.
“Labor created the NDIS so we know how important this scheme is for people with disability and those who care for them.
“We know that the current system of disability support is broken and needs to be fixed.
“We know how the NDIS will transform lives. Already, more than 17,000 people with disability across Australia.
“I look forward to seeing it continue to change the lives of people with disability in Chifley.”
To check eligibility for the NDIS visit: www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist.
MONDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: NATHAN METCHER, 0447 667 165