18 March 2016 –
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will start in Stafford and surrounding North-West suburbs in July 2018. This is part of a new agreement between the State and Federal Governments to phase in the NDIS across all of Queensland.
The NDIS will completely change the way people with disability receive services and support, and how they participate in our local community. Queensland Disability Services will continue to deliver services and support until people move into the new NDIS.
Apart from improving support and services, the NDIS will also be a big financial boost for this area. It is expected up to 760 new jobs will be needed in the Brisbane North region to deliver NDIS services.
Over 90,000 Queenslanders are expected to benefit from the full implementation of the NDIS. For more information on the Scheme visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110. People with hearing or speech loss can call TTY 1800 555 677.