Ageing, Disability & Home Care

People with a disability in regional NSW to have their say on individualised funding

22 May 2012

People with a disability, their family and carers and advocacy groups in the Hunter and Northern New South Wales will have their say this week about the NSW Government's proposed reforms of the disability system.

Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, said that consultations will be taking place for people in the Lake Macquarie, Morisset, Armidale and Tamworth areas to discuss the governments individualised funding reforms, which will give people with a disability more choice over the support services they receive.

"This is the final stage in the Living Life My Way consultation process and we want to hear from everyone affected by the changes including people living outside the metropolitan centres," Mr Constance said.
"The delivery of individualised funding packages is key to giving people with a disability control over their own lives and futures."

This reform is the cornerstone of the second phase of Stronger Together, the NSW Government's $2 billion plan to expand and improve disability services, which runs until 2016.

The Living Life My Way consultation process has included a launch summit (July 2011) and 175 community consultations, which were attended by more than 3,300 people.

View a full schedule of the community consultations.

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