Celebrating Choice And Control For People

People with disability across Baulkham Hills continue to receive life-changing support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with today marking two years since the full rollout of the scheme in NSW.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal Member David Elliott said the NDIS has empowered people to have choice and control over the support they receive.

“Every person in our community has a right to live with dignity and respect and receive the assistance they need to reach their full potential,” Mr Elliott said.

“The NDIS has transformed the lives of people with disability and their families and carers, giving them genuine choice and control over their services for the first time.

“I am tremendously proud to see people with disability participating more fully in community life thanks to this world-leading scheme.”

Figures from the NDIS show 121,563 people in NSW are benefitting from the scheme as at 31 March 2020 and 53,828 people are receiving services for the first time.

The NDIS continues to create jobs and encourage economic growth in NSW with more than 7,000 registered providers and a disability sector workforce estimated to be more than 50,000.

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said NSW was the first state to fully implement the NDIS and has the highest number of participants in Australia.

“NSW is leading the way in the largest social reform in a generation,” Mr Ward said.

“NDIS participants are receiving better and more tailored support, have more chances to set and achieve goals and increased opportunities to engage in employment and the community.

“The NDIS is an important driver for the NSW economy, with the largest number of registered providers and the biggest disability sector workforce.”

For more information about the NDIS, visit www.ndis.gov.au.