ANDERSON WELCOMES FUNDING BOOST TO GET NDIS-READY
Local Disability Service Providers will benefit from a share of a $4 million funding boost to help them get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offered grants of up to $35,000 to help providers with less than $3 million in annual turnover with readiness activities like updating business plans or purchasing software.
“With the life-changing roll-out of the NDIS people with a disability and their families will have real choice and control over their lives for the first time.
“It’s important that the transition continues to go smoothly which is why the NSW Government has committed extra funding to support providers in regional and remote areas.
“The TAP will allow local providers to boost their NDIS readiness activities and better plan for the future. Importantly, TAP will also support the growth of a vibrant and diverse disability services sector.
“We want to see the NDIS roll-out successfully in our region which is why I will continue to provide whatever support is necessary to our service providers so they can continue to care for the most vulnerable in our community.
The TAP is being delivered in partnership with Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) NSW.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has invested more than $30 million in sector and workforce development to prepare for the NDIS. More than 94 per cent of Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) funded disability organisations have accessed support funded through the Industry Development Fund.
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