More support for people with disability on the Sunshine Coast

More support for people with disability on the Sunshine Coast

People with disability and children with disability and developmental delay on the Sunshine Coast will now receive greater Federal Government support as part of a $233 million funding package for Queensland. Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace said that the additional funding in our region would go to support service providers BUSHkids and Carers Queensland.

Mr Wallace said that the Turnbull Government had provided more than $233 million for Local Area Coordination (LAC) services for people with disability aged seven and more through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), as well as Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for children under six.

“As I have found during my work as part of the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, Local Area Coordinators play a vital role in getting NDIS participants the information they need and in referring them to the providers in the community who can help them. They also help participants with their NDIS plans.” Mr Wallace said.

“Children on the Sunshine Coast under the age of six who have developmental delay and disability, and their families and carers, will be supported to access services, such as short term, targeted speech and occupational therapy, information about local community and mainstream services, support for families and carers, and assistance to access the NDIS.”

“In this year’s Budget the Turnbull Government used the dividends of our strong economic management to guarantee funding for the NDIS, and we are committed to ensuring Australians with disability receive life-changing support.” he said.

Carers Queensland will deliver LAC services on the Sunshine Coast, and BUSHkids will provide ECEI supports.

For more information on the NDIS, visit www.ndis.gov.au.

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Authorised by Andrew Wallace MP, Liberal National Party, 11/10 Lake Kawana Blvd, Bokarina, QLD, 4575