Rise is pleased that a decision about WA’s disability scheme has been announced.
WA to join national NDIS
On 12 December, it was announced that WA would be joining the nationally delivered, National Disability Insurance Scheme. Here is a statement from Minister for Disability Services Stephen Dawson.
From 1 July 2018, WA will hand over running of the Scheme to the Federal Government. The NDIS will continue to roll out on a geographic basis and will be fully rolled out across WA by 2020.
People already taking part in the State Scheme will transfer to the nationally delivered Scheme between April 2018 and December 2018. They will be contacted by the WA Government to advise them of the decision and the next steps to be taken.
Rise CEO Justine Colyer said the decision gives certainty to current and future participants and their families.
Rise is very familiar with both the State and Federally run scheme and will be able to support those moving from the State scheme as well as those in the National scheme.If you are receiving services from us today, you will still get services from us tomorrow. We will share more information with you as soon as it becomes available.In the meantime, we are pleased that WA will retain it’s own Minister for Disability Services whom we trust will work on our community’s behalf to protect the rights, interests and choices of people in our State.
Rise has been a leading provider of services for people with a disability and those with a mental health issue for over 30 years. For more information click here.