Redlands Community Prepares for Transition to NDIS

People with disabilities, their families and carers, community organisations and local businesses are invited to be part of an important conversation about the needs and wants of people with disabilities in Redlands.

 The My Community Our Way Community Conversation is being organised in preparation for the roll out of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Redlands. The scheme aims to support and encourage social and economic participation of people with disabilities, in their communities. The conversation is the foundation stone for developing a community where all can thrive. 

With the support of STAR Community Services, Redland City Council and other local organisations, My Community Our Way team is organising the Community Conversation for the whole community to learn more about the Scheme and work together. The information and data provided during the conversation will be collected and included in a report and a community resource that will be freely available for anyone seeking to enhance opportunities for participation and inclusion in Redlands.    

 

My Community Our Way Community Conversation
Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:30am-3:00pm
At Redlands Performing Arts Centre, Middle Street, Cleveland
RSVP by Thursday 6 April, 2017 on 07 3829 8131

The Community Conversation is all about giving an opportunity for everyone to have their say. It is a free event that includes refreshments and light lunch.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a major social reform initiated by the Australian government to support a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. “ We are proud to be supporting this great initiative. The My Community Our Way Conversation is a very important event to bring the community together, share information and identify gaps and opportunities; to ensure people with disability can access quality products and services.”

 NDIS is being rolled out nationally in stages. It will become available in the local government area of Redland City from 1 July 2018. For information about the NDIS please visit www.ndis.gov.au.  

 For more information on My Community Our Way Initiative please contact MCOW team at mcow@starct.org.au.