More than 720 Northern Territory residents have benefited from the National Disability Insurance Scheme throughout the last year joining more than 160,000 Australians now participating in the nationally-delivered Scheme.
National Disability Insurance Agency branch manager, Engagement and Inclusion, Matthew Wright said this first anniversary of the NDIS becoming available to residents of the Darwin Remote and Katherine regions was an important milestone both in the region and nationally as the roll out of one of the largest social reforms in Australia’s history continues.
“The NDIS is empowering people in five regions of the Northern Territory with Darwin Urban and Central Australia regions joining the Scheme today. The NDIS is providing Territorians living with disability with choice and control in how they live their lives and 206 Territorians are receiving supports for the first time,” Mr Wright said.
“According to the latest quarterly report from the NDIA, the organisation responsible for the delivery of the NDIS, the Scheme is making a real difference in the Darwin Remote and Katherine regions with a 10% increase in the number of participants from previous quarters.
“The NT economy continues to benefit from the roll out of the NDIS with the commitment of $146 million to participant supports to date and the workforce expected to grow by 1175 - 1325 workers,” Mr Wright said.
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