NDIS roll out to benefit Armadale residents living with disability


Wendy Stanley and Gretta Lane at the Therapy Focus display during the WA NDIS community event held in the Armadale hall.
Wendy Stanley and Gretta Lane at the Therapy Focus display during the WA NDIS community event held in the Armadale hall.

ABOUT 120 people with disabilities, family members and carers received information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recently.

It was rolled out in the southeast region at the Armadale Hall on September 30.

Disability Services Commission director general Ron Chalmers said about 1400 people with a disability were anticipated to benefit from the WA NDIS when it expanded into the City of Armadale and shires of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Murray from October 1.

“The WA NDIS supports people with disability to create a plan for their future and gain access to the types of supports and services that will work for them, based on their unique needs and goals,” Dr Chalmers said.

He said the community event highlighted the opportunities available through the WA NDIS.

A phased, statewide rollout of the NDIS is set to start from July 2017.

Further details, visit www.disability.wa.gov.au