Wide Bay shares in $9 million initiative to help transition to NDIS

Four Wide Bay organisations have received grants of up to $20,000 as part of a $9 million national initiative to help businesses transition to the NDIS.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the grants were provided through the second round of the Transition Assistance Funding initiative under the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program.

The objective of the Transition Assistance Funding is to help providers transition to the NDIS while also creating more jobs in the disability sector, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas across Australia.

“This funding will help Wide Bay organisations in their early stages of transition, ensuring they have the tools and capabilities needed to deliver supports to NDIS participants,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Transition Assistance Funding can be used for tailored business advice, software upgrades and other one-on-one supports that will go a long way towards helping local businesses to get NDIS-ready.”

The following organisations received funding:
• Kieran Broome, Occupational Therapist – Imbil – $6,372
• Encompass Health Services – Noosa Heads – $10,000
• About Freedom – Gympie – $20,000
• Cherbourg Wellbeing – Cherbourg – $20,000
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said the Australian Government is committed to building a sustainable NDIS provider market that is ready to support the needs of participants now and long into the future.

“It is vital we support a strong and well-skilled provider market across Australia to deliver the services that NDIS participants need,” Minister Robert said.

For more information on the Boosting the Local Care Workforce Transition Assistance Funding visit the website at blcw.dss.gov.au

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* Contact details for funding recipients can be supplied on request.
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Media Contact:
For Mr O’Brien: Clementine Norton (07) 4121 2936