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NSW ahead of schedule for its transition to NDIS

3 July 2013



Minister for Ageing and Disability Services Andrew Constance today released the Living Life My Way framework, which will guide the expansion of opportunities for people to exercise choice and control over their supports as NSW transitions to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

“The framework reaffirms NSW’s commitment to increasing individualised funding arrangements for people with disability and details how we will achieve this from 2013,” Mr Constance said.

“This commitment is reflected in the fact that NSW was the first state to agree to fully implement the NDIS, contributing $3.1 billion a year from 2018/19 along with Commonwealth Government investment of $3.3 billion.”

While the NDIS is being launched in the Hunter, the NSW Government will continue to implement its Stronger Together 2 reforms to ensure people with disability and service providers are positioned to move seamlessly to the NDIS.

“We are recasting the growth under Stronger Together 2 to direct even more funding to ensure that people who want the option of a more flexible funding arrangement can have that option,” Mr Constance said.

“We will do this responsibly and in a way that does not duplicate investment in systems being developed for the NDIS, and does not require people to change again when the NDIS comes to NSW.”

“The Living Life My Way framework addresses a wide range of issues connected with the transition to the NDIS, including the expansion of individualised funding arrangements, and the importance of planning and capacity building to support people to make the transition.”

The framework is based on the findings from the extensive Living Life My Way consultations held across NSW during 2011 and 2012.

To view the Living Life My Way Framework visit http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/about_us/strategies/life_my_way.

People with disability currently receiving disability services who are interested in moving into an individualised funding arrangement can register their interest by contacting Ageing Disability and Home Care on 1800 605 489 or emailing livinglifemyway@facs.nsw.gov.au.

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