Disability service providers get ready for a National Disability Insurance Scheme
Sixty-four organisations will receive grants of up to $30,000 from the Australian Government to help them get ready for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas said the NDIS Readiness Fund is part of the Australian Government’s $3.1 million investment to help Australian Disability Enterprises prepare for reform.
“A National Disability Insurance Scheme will significantly change how we deliver disability care and support across the country,” Senator McLucas said.
“We want all areas of the disability sector to be ready to make the change, including our Australian Disability Enterprises, which employ more than 20,000 Australians with disability.
“These grants will help Australian Disability Enterprises, including smaller, regional businesses, prepare for the changes by helping with the costs of new upgrades to computer software and information technology, training and information services, and new equipment.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the sector is well supported as we move towards this historic reform.
“We’ve established a new expert group to consider the challenges facing our disability workforce and sector and help us find the best ways to make sure they are well prepared to make the transition.
“We want Australians with disability, their families and carers to start benefiting from an NDIS as quickly as possible, because we understand how long people have waited for change.
“An NDIS will mean that for the first time, Australians with significant and permanent disability will receive care and support over their lifetime, regardless of how they acquired their disability.
“The Australian Government will deliver $1 billion over four years to start rolling out the first stage of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
“From the middle of next year, people with disability, their families and carers in selected sites around the country will start to receive care and support through an NDIS.
“The Government will provide support to about 10,000 people with significant and permanent disabilities across the country from mid-2013, and this will expand to about 20,000 people from the middle of 2014.
In addition to the NDIS Readiness Fund, the Australian Government’s $3.1 million support package for ADEs includes corporate governance training for boards, management and staff to enhance understanding of an NDIS and its impact on the workplace.
|Organisation||Grant (exc. GST)|
|The Ascent Group Australia Ltd, Armidale, NSW||$30,000|
|Blue Mountains Disability Services Limited, Springwood, NSW||$20,331|
|Caringa Enterprises Ltd, South Grafton, NSW||$20,000|
|Challenge Tweed Inc, Murwillumbah, NSW||$30,000|
|Challenge Southern Highlands Inc, Welby, NSW||$12,000|
|Disability Services Australia Limited, Condell Park, NSW||$30,000|
|Eurella Community Services Incorporated, Burwood, NSW||$25,000|
|Glen Industries, Glen Innes, NSW||$29,385|
|Glenray Industries, Bathurst, NSW||$30,000|
|Gunnedah Workshop Enterprises Ltd, Gunnedah, NSW||$10,000|
|Illawarra Disability Trust, Fairy Meadow, NSW||$30,000|
|Jewish Care, Bondi Junction, NSW||$15,000|
|Kalianna Enterprises Inc, Albury, NSW||$6,000|
|Katia Project Inc, Byron Bay, NSW||$5,400|
|Kurri Kurri Community Centre Incorporated, Kurri Kurri, NSW||$11,880|
|Lambing Flat Enterprises, Young, NSW||$27,660|
|Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home, Pymble, NSW||$25,000|
|Mamre Plains Ltd, St Marys, NSW||$30,000|
|Ningana Enterprises Inc, Griffith, NSW||$29,850|
|On Track Community Programs Ltd , Tweed Heads, NSW||$27,274|
|Silverlea Employment and Training Service Inc, Broken Hill, NSW||$20,021|
|Slice of Life (Aust.) Pty Limited, North Nowra, NSW||$23,400|
|The Intellectual Disability Foundation of St George Ltd, Arncliffe, NSW||$30,000|
|Tulgeen Group, Bega, NSW||$9,630|
|Wangarang Industries Limited, Orange, NSW||$6,000|
|Willing and Able Foundation Ltd, Port Macquarie, NSW||$14,400|
|Windara Communities Limited, Casino, NSW||$14,000|
|Windgap Foundation Limited, Eastlakes, NSW||$25,121|
|Yumaro Incorporated, Moruya, NSW||$7,500|
|Bendigo Access Employment Inc, Bendigo, Vic||$25,000|
|Colac Adult and Community Education Inc, Colac, Vic||$29,604|
|Community AXIS Enterprises Inc, Horsham, Vic||$30,000|
|Connect GV, Shepparton, Vic||$30,000|
|Creative Opportunities, Brunswick, Vic||$12,500|
|Knoxbrooke Incorporated, Ferntree Gully, Vic||$26,364|
|Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Morwell, Vic||$26,850|
|McCallum Disability Services Inc, Alfredton, Vic||$30,000|
|Murray Human Services Inc, Echuca, Vic||$14,300|
|Noweyung Ltd, Bairnsdale, Vic||$30,000|
|Outlook (Vic) Inc, Packenham, Vic||$27,000|
|Peter Harcourt Disability Services Limited, Bendigo, Vic||$25,000|
|St Laurence Community Services Inc, Lara, Vic||$28,500|
|Vatmi Industries, Kew, Vic||$18,700|
|VincentCare Victoria, Box Hill, Vic||$30,000|
|Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland, New Farm, Qld||$30,000|
|Endeavour Foundation, Cannon Hill, Qld||$30,000|
|Help Enterprises, Eagle Farms, Qld||$15,000|
|Horizon Foundation Inc, Capalaba, Qld||$12,000|
|House with No Steps, Narrabeen, NSW||$29,500|
|Karakan Hostels, Underwood, Qld||$10,000|
|Multicap, Eight Mile Plains, Qld||$30,000|
|Peace Lutheran Church, Gatton, Qld||$27,895|
|South Burnett CTC Inc, Kingaroy, Qld||$25,000|
|Barkuma Inc, Adelaide, SA||$30,000|
|Finding Workable Solutions Inc, Victor Harbor, SA||$25,283|
|Minda Incorporated, Brighton, SA||$30,000|
|Orana Inc, Netley, SA||$30,000|
|Phoenix Society Inc, Torrensville, SA||$10,000|
|Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide Inc, Adelaide, SA||$30,000|
|Activ Foundation Inc, Wembley, WA||$19,900|
|Intework Inc, Osborne, WA||$30,000|
|Cerebral Palsy Tasmania, New Town, Tas||$30,000|
|Self Help Workshop Inc, Youngtown, Tas||$30,000|
|Koomarri, Phillip, ACT||$20,000|