Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    Full steam ahead for WA NDIS My Way trial preparations in Cockburn-Kwinana

    1/07/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • Preparations ramp up for WA NDIS My Way trial in Cockburn-Kwinana
    • Major focus on developing individual plans, local supports and services
    • Local offices to have expanded workforces over next 12 months
    It’s all systems go in the WA NDIS My Way offices of Cockburn-Kwinana as they intensify their preparations ahead of joining the State Government’s NDIS trial.
     
    The Cockburn-Kwinana NDIS My Way trial will see increased numbers of people with disability, their families and carers supported.
     
    Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said that once fully operational, more than 2,700 people in Cockburn-Kwinana were expected to be eligible and would benefit from engaging in highly individualised planning.
     
    “A major focus of WA NDIS My Way is working with people to develop a support plan that captures what they, as individuals, want for their lives. It’s based on the goals they set for themselves,” Mrs Morton said.
     
    “The team will continue to grow in preparation of joining the WA NDIS My Way model in July 2015.
     
    “The model builds on the quality services currently provided by the State Government and will enable people to access the reasonable and necessary support they require, through more local supports and services.”
     
    The Lower South West WA NDIS My Way trial begins today. At the same time the Commonwealth Government is running a second NDIS trial in the Perth Hills area using the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) model.
     
    The two approaches will be independently evaluated over the two-year trial period. The outcome of this evaluation will inform the future of disability services in Western Australia and across the nation.
     
    Fact File
    • More than 4,100 people with disability will take part in the WA NDIS My Way trial over the two year period in Cockburn-Kwinana and the Lower South West
    • For information and to see if you are eligible, visit http://www.disability.wa.gov.au or call 1800 996 214
    • For more information about the WA NDIS NDIA trial in the Perth Hills, visit http://www.ndis.gov.au
    Minister's office - 6552 6900