People living with disability, their families, carers and disability service providers are being encouraged to provide feedback to shape the delivery of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia.
Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said while the Commonwealth and State governments continued to finalise governance arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, community members now had the opportunity to have their say on service delivery and key improvements to the scheme.
"The Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability (MACD) has initiated a community engagement process, which encourages people to provide valuable input about what's working best on the ground and how we can improve the delivery of services," Mrs Faragher said.
"MACD has developed a series of discussion papers, on key issues of importance to people with disability, to stimulate and guide discussion and feedback.
"The first of these discussion papers have now been released. Community members can provide feedback in different ways including written submissions, via email, workshops, by telephone, personal interviews and online."
The WA NDIS (formerly NDIS My Way) operates in the Lower South West region and Cockburn-Kwinana area. From October 1, 2016, the WA Disability Services Commission will expand the NDIS model to local government areas Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.
The National Disability Insurance Agency model delivered in the Perth Hills region will be expanded to Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam from January 1, 2017.
In 2016-17, the Liberal National Government is contributing $181 million to support the NDIS and over the next 12 months, more people will have the opportunity to participate through an extension and expansion of the current NDIS trials in WA.
"We continue to learn from the ongoing comparative WA and Commonwealth-administered trials which currently involve 4,000 West Australians and will grow to 11,000 participants in mid-2017," the Minister said.
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