Information campaign begins on WA NDIS My Way model
Lower South West trial to begin on July 1 with Cockburn-Kwinana joining in 2015
Trial offers access to additional resources, local supports and services
The trial of the Western Australian model of the National Disability Insurance Scheme – to be known as NDIS My Way - will begin on July 1 in the Lower South West, Premier Colin Barnett and Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said today.
At the same time, on the same day, the national model - centrally run out of Canberra - kicks off in the Perth Hills area.
The Premier and Minister launched an information campaign about the trial of the WA model, which will begin in the Lower South West and expand to include the Cockburn-Kwinana area next year.
The campaign will target regional Western Australia to provide information to the community about the trial, the support it offers and the trial sites.
“More people with disability, including those with psychosocial disability, will be eligible for support under the State Government’s NDIS My Way program,” Mr Barnett said.
“This campaign is vital to ensure they know what the trial is and where to go to have their questions answered.”
Mr Barnett said WA had a unique NDIS arrangement which will see two different models of service trialled and independently evaluated in Western Australia.
The services for the WA My Way trial are provided and administrated at a local level. The concurrent trial of the centrally run National Disability Insurance Agency NDIS model will be coordinated from Canberra.
Speaking at the campaign launch at Activ in Wembley, Mr Barnett said the My Way advertisements would appear on regional television, as well as radio, press and online so those living in the Lower South West region – which includes Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Donnybrook-Balingup, Boyup Brook, Busselton, Manjimup and Nannup - could get the information.
Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said the Government was committed to ensuring all West Australians with disability continued to have access to quality support and services based on their individual needs.
“The WA NDIS My Way model builds on what we already know works and these trials will guide us on how best to do this into the future,” Mrs Morton said.
More than 4,100 people with disability will take part in the two-year NDIS My Way trial - 1,400 in the Lower South West (LSW) and 2,700 in Cockburn-Kwinana (CK)
The 2014-15 State Budget committed a further $33m to the two-year trial of WA NDIS My Way trial sites and the national NDIS trial in the Perth Hills area
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