More inclusive remote communities
The Turnbull Government will provide more than $9.3 million in grant funding to help make remote communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability.
Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said the thirteen projects in the Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia have a strong focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.
“This funding is trialling targeted activities in hard-to-reach areas to improve access to services and enable people with disability to more actively participate in their communities,” Mr Tehan said.
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice said the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is providing more choice and control to Australians with disability.
“There are many challenges in delivering services to remote and regional Australia. It is crucial that we work with Indigenous communities, to ensure that they have the capability to deliver the services they need,” Mrs Prentice said.
Funded projects include:
- An Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara region (APY Lands) project that upskills local people to help them get employment in the disability service industry, and supports people with disability to register for the NDIS.
- Helping people with disability in the Northern Territory access and use Assistive Technology (AT) and build the capacity of communities to maintain and repair AT equipment.
The projects have been funded through the NDIS’ Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program.
More information about ILC grants is on the NDIS website.