Good news for those aged 18 to 64 years living in Adelaide’s Northern suburbs – you’re the first adults to benefit from the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in South Australia from 1 July!
For those who don’t know, the NDIS is the Federal Government’s new way of providing individualised support for people with a permanent disability. The NDIS is expected to cover all of South Australia and all age groups by July 2018, providing support to an estimated 32,000 people with disability.
On Saturday 1 July, the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) will be hosting an event at its Smithfield office with specialist staff on hand to explain the NDIS and offer one-on-one consultations, to coincide with the roll out.
There will also be plenty of activities for the whole family, including face painting, giveaways, live performances by Rachael Leahcar and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, and a visit from the Nova 919 Casanovas.
Rachael Leahcar is promoting her new album Shadows and will be available for signings and photographs.
“With the NDIS, you will have more choice and control over the support and services you receive and have far greater say in how you live your life,” RSB Acting Executive Director, Darrin Johnson, said today.
“We have a team of specialist skilled staff who understand the unique challenges relating to vision loss. They take the time to listen to your personal story and can tailor a solution to meet your individual needs.”
“We encourage everyone to attend our event this Saturday to learn more about the NDIS and to discover how the RSB can support you through this transition.”
Visit www.rsbndis.org.au or call 1300 944 306 for more details or to register for this event.