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NDIS Expos in Port Lincoln and Whyalla this week

Tuesday – 21 November 2017

Eyre and Western

Disabilities Minister Katrine Hildyard will visit Port Lincoln and Whyalla today and tomorrow as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme community expo series hosted by the State Government.

People with disability, their families and carers in the region are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to speak directly with a range of disability service providers about how the NDIS works.

Job seekers can also meet with registered training organisations and providers to learn more about new training and job prospects in the disability sector.

Up to 350 new jobs will be created in the Eyre and Western region across the disability sector once the scheme is fully implemented.

The Port Lincoln expo will take place today, Tuesday 21 November at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre on Jubilee Drive, starting at 11am. The Whyalla expo is on Wednesday 22 November at the Whyalla Health and Leisure Centre on Racecourse Road, also starting at 11am.

Background

The NDIS will start rolling out for people aged 18 to 64 living in the Eyre and Western regions of South Australia from January 1, 2018.

The expos are part of a series of state-wide expos organised by the State Government as part of its commitment to ensuring South Australians are aware of the NDIS, its benefits for people with disability, and the significant job opportunities being generated across the state as the NDIS is rolled out.

More than 2300 people have already had the opportunity to connect with the industry at expos conducted in locations including Kangaroo Island, Port Augusta, Kadina, the Riverland, Coober Pedy, Ceduna, and metropolitan Adelaide.

Wednesday’s expo in Whyalla will be the last of the three expos for the Eyre and Western region, which has already visited Ceduna.

For further information, please visit: www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Disabilities Minister Katrine Hildyard

The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation social and economic reform that is delivering more support and choice for people with disability, plus their families and carers, throughout South Australia.

The expos provide an excellent opportunity for communities to learn more about the NDIS and its benefits.

As the scheme is rolled out across South Australia, about 6000 new jobs will be created in the disability sector, with the number of people with disability participating in the NDIS more than doubling to about 32,000.

In the Eyre and Western region, up to 350 new jobs in the disability sector will be created once the scheme starts rolling out on January 1 next year, and today’s expo is a great opportunity for local job seekers to find out more about these jobs.