An online community forum for local National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and carers will be held on 11 February , hosted by Warringah Federal MP Zali Steggall.
The aim of the forum is to help residents to better understand the upcoming changes to the sector.
The forum will focus on the new “independent assessments” that will be gradually introduced this year but are still under consultation.
There have been concerns that the introduction of independent assessment process was a cost-cutting measure and an attempt to apply a “cookie cutter” approach to very diverse abilities, but the scheme ran a number of pilots to try to address what is says were inequalities and inconsistencies in who was accessing the service and how. It plans to roll out in mid 2021 for new applicants and will be incorporated into the review process by end of 2021.
You can learn more about the process here.
“I recently spent a day talking to constituents about their dealings with NDIS to better understand how the system works in practice,” Ms Steggall said. “For many, NDIS is not user friendly.
“That is why I am holding the forum with a senior representative from the NDIA (agency) who will answer questions from both NDIS participants and their carers.
“As a valued NDIS participant or carer in Warringah I would welcome your attendance.”
NDIS Community Forum
Thursday 11th February 2021 at 10am-11am
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a recording of the session, so if you are unable to attend on the day, still registers the recording can be shared with you after the event, as well as additional relevant resourcess
Sign up to the Zoom event HERE