Toowoomba organisations share in $75 million NDIS funds
TWO Toowoomba-based service providers have scored a share in $75 million of federal funding to coordinate the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Carers Queensland and UnitingCare Community will handle local area coordination and early childhood intervention in Toowoomba as part of the NDIS, which began its rollout across the region on January 1.
While Carers Queensland will focus on bringing more participants onto the scheme and review it during the year, UnitingCare Community will provide support for children and young families.
Assistant Minister for Social Services Jane Prentice said the service providers were chosen for their experience and knowledge of the Toowoomba community.
"These organisations have invaluable community connections and knowledge which is why they have been selected to work closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency in delivering this world-leading Scheme," she said.
"This is a significant investment for Queensland and will ensure participants are well supported in their transition to the NDIS."
The NDIS will provide 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
It is expected to create more than 1100 jobs in the disabilities sector over the first 12 months.