More than 5,000 people with disability on the Central Coast are currently receiving support through the NDIS, which is a 15 per cent increase on the last quarter.
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said the increase was shown in the latest NDIS Quarterly Report. “Many of these people are receiving support for their disability for the very first time, never having received State or Commonwealth support before the NDIS was established,” Wicks said. “I am delighted to see that more people in our region now have an approved NDIS plan and are now receiving the care that they need under a plan that is specific to their individual needs,” she said.
“I am a passionate supporter of the NDIS, and the important role it has in the lives of people with a disability and their families. “It’s fantastic to see just how many people are benefitting from this important reform across the Coast.” Liberal Senator for NSW, Arthur Sinodinos, said empowering Australians with disability to live their best life and achieve their goals is why implementing the NDIS is so important. “Many people with disability on the Central Coast are receiving the support they need, enabling them to live a better life and take part more fully in our community,” Senator Sinodinos said.
Source: Media release, Oct 7 Charlotte Bowcock, office of Lucy Wicks