Local Government NDIS Roundtable Discussion

Local Government NDIS Roundtable Discussion
17 May
17 May

Description

In July 2017, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be formally launched in WA. It is the most significant social service reform since Medicare was introduced in 1975. On 1st February 2017, the State and Commonwealth governments signed a bilateral agreement to formalize the local administration of the NDIS under a nationally consistent model. The bilateral agreement aims to ensure that all Western Australians with disability will have access to the NDIS and be entitled to the reasonable and necessary supports they need.

Unlike other states which will operate under a centralised system, the WA NDIS will be locally-administered and run by the State Government through the Disability Services Commission and will require changes to the current legislation. Primarily, the NDIS will change the way people with a disability are supported. The delivery model will change from a ‘service-focused’ to a ‘person-focused’ model so people with disabilities will have individualised choice on their support requirements.  

WALGA is working towards establishing a base of evidence to better understand the implications of the NDIS system for Local Government and to inform policy and future advocacy.

To this end, WALGA is hosting a roundtable for Local Government to consider and discuss the potential impacts and opportunities of the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the sector.

For more information please contact Community Policy Officer, Nina Hewson on 9213 2055 or email nhewson@walga.asn.au.

Target Audience

Local Government and State Government agencies ONLY
Local Government NDIS Roundtable Discussion
  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017
  • 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Registration from 8:30AM)
  • WALGA Boardroom
    ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
  • FREE EVENT
RSVP by Friday, 12 May Register Now
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