Yuroke benefits from historic NDIS agreement
The Andrews Labor Government today signed a historic bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth outlining the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Yuroke.
Ros Spence, Member for Yuroke, said the NDIS would be rolled out in the Hume Moreland area starting in March 2018 and was a big victory for people with disability and their families who fought so hard for this reform.
The agreement will benefit an estimated 7,705 people in the Hume Moreland area.
And across the State an estimated 105,000 Victorians will benefit – more than the number expected to fill the MCG at next month’s AFL Grand Final.
The Labor Government will contribute funding of $2.5 billion per year, with the Commonwealth contributing $2.6 billion, once the scheme is fully implemented – more than doubling the current funding for disability support.
The scheme will provide personalised care and support for people with a disability across the whole of Victoria by 1 July, 2019.
Victorian children under the age of six will receive priority help, in recognition of the developmental needs of young children.
The NDIS will be the end of rationed services and waitlists for people with disability and their families, and will also create more jobs in the disabilities sector.
Following today’s crucial first step, the Government will continue to work closely with people with disabilities, their families, the disabilities sector and other stakeholders involved in the roll out of this significant reform.