Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations

    First round of funding to support NDIS transition announced

    5/10/2018 2:05 PM
    • $20.3 million over two years for a WA Sector Transition Fund
    • 42 service providers to be funded under Phase 1 

    Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has announced the first round of recipients under the WA Sector Transition Fund. Phase 1 will help service providers adapt their business models and operations as they transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


    An evaluation panel shortlisted 42 applications to receive up to $5 million of funding in Phase 1 of the expression of interest (EOI) announced in July this year.


    The State Government has committed $20.3 million of funding over two years to assist registered service providers in the disability services sector to make the transition.


    The Phase 1 EOI was open to service providers registered on the Disability Services Provider Panel (DSPP) requiring assistance in adapting to the requirements of the NDIS, and organisations able to assist DSPP providers in adapting to the NDIS.


    The WA Sector Transition Fund is designed to safeguard the future sustainability of the Western Australian disability sector.


    Funding is being undertaken in a phased approach, with the first round of grants targeted to improved operational outcomes.


    The full list of successful respondents is listed below.


    Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The WA Sector Transition Fund will help the WA disability sector remain sustainable so it can continue to offer high-quality services throughout this transition period.


    "The McGowan Government wants to ensure that quality supports and services are maintained for people with disability and their families during the transition from State managed services to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.


    "This is a period of significant change and opportunity, and we are investing in the sector and its success.


    "The scope and number of offers received by the Department of Communities for this EOI represents a commitment from the WA disability sector to maintaining the diverse and contemporary array of supports available to people with disability."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    1Ability Centre Australasia LtdState-wideWorkforce Training and Development for NDIS Environment
    2Ability Centre Australasia LtdState-wideHealth and the NDIS
    3Alzheimer's Australia WA LtdPerth Metro, Lower South WestUnderstanding and streamlining operational costs within the NDIS environment
    4Autism Association of Western Australia IncState-wideCentralised Intake Model Project
    5Avon Community Employment Support Centre Inc (Essential Personnel)Perth Metro, WheatbeltSustainable service provision within an NDIS environment.
    6Brightwater Care Group LimitedState-wideEffective NDIS planning for people with complex and challenging needs
    7Empowering People in Communities (EPIC) IncPilbaraEpic Feasibility Project
    8Enable Western Australia Inc.South-West, Wheatbelt, Great SouthernDevelopment and implementation of a Support Hub Model
    9Far North Community Services LtdKimberleyFar North NDIS Readiness
    10Goldfields Individual & Family Support Association IncGoldfields-EsperanceNDIS Ready Client Management System
    11Great Southern Personnel IncGreat Southern, South-WestEnhancement of The existing 'Therefore' system with IRIS Powerscan Application
    12HelpingMinds LtdPerth Metro, Pilbara, KimberleyTransitioning to a NDIS Business Model
    13IdentityWA (The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth)Perth MetroLiving Skills Hub
    14Interchange IncorporatedPerth Metro 'iLearn' - an in-service Learning & Development program for community based NDIS Support Teams
    15Interchange IncorporatedState-wideNDIS Participant Pathways: Navigating the Criminal Justice System
    16Key Assets The Children's Service Provider (Australia) LimitedPerth Metro, Peel, South-West, KimberleyNDIS Business Adaptation and Transformation Project
    17Kids are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre IncPerth Metro, Pilbara, WheatbeltNDIS Ready IT System
    18Kids Camps Inc (Cahoots Org)Perth MetroShared Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) designed for small/medium enterprises disability service providers
    19Mental Illness Fellowship of Western AustraliaPerth MetroBuilding a sustainable workforce: Pre-employment Training
    20Mental Illness Fellowship of Western AustraliaPerth MetroViability and sustainability through streamlined HR processes
    21Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia IncorporatedPerth MetroDeveloping the Capability and Wellbeing of the NDIS Workforce: An Integrated Online Learning, Supervision and Support Project (LSSP)
    22Midwest Community Living Association Inc Mid-WestManaging Transitional Changes - Develop IT process interfacing with NDIS
    23Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia IncorporatedPerth MetroMultilingual Support Worker Pool
    24National Disability Services LimitedState-wideInformation and Specialist Support
    25Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (Aboriginal Corporation)Goldfields / APY LandsWorkforce Development: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Worker Pool
    26Outcare LtdPerth Metro and South-WestYouth in care and NDIS Transition project
    27Regional Disability Services Australia Pty Ltd (PATCHES Therapy Services)Perth, Kimberley, Pilbara, Wheatbelt, GoldfieldsChange management and training for transition to the NDIS
    28Rocky Bay IncPerth MetroClient Transportation in the NDIS
    29Ruah Community ServicesPerth MetroRuah and Richmond Wellbeing NDIS Transition
    30Sexuality Education Counselling and Consulting Agency IncPerth MetroSECCA revised operational and financial Models
    31Southern Cross Care WA IncState-wide, with focus on KimberleyNDIS readiness project
    32Technology Assisting Disability WAPerth Metro, South-WestEnhancement of the TADWA Quality Management System
    33Teem Treasure Pty LtdPerth MetroNDIS sector quality assurance project
    34Telethon Speech and Hearing LtdPerth MetroModification of existing 'Maze' software to effectively interface with NDIS systems
    35The Family Planning Association of Western Australia (Inc)Perth Metro, South WestNDIS ready business model
    36UnitingCare WestState-wideCapacity building of WA service providers to support Aboriginal people access, plan and receive NDIS services
    37Visability LimitedState-wideTransition to community
    38WA Blue Sky IncorporatedPerth MetroBlue Sky transition
    39Western Australian Deaf Society  IncPerth MetroAuslan workforce development for NDIS transition
    40Western Australia's Individualised Services IncState-wideCustomised online NDIS training
    41Wize Therapy Pty LtdPerth MetroNDIS Operations, Training and Development
    42Wize Therapy Pty LtdPerth MetroEnhancing participant choice in accessing allied health support