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People with disability and job seekers encouraged to attend NDIS Ceduna expo

Wednesday – 8 November 2017

Eyre and Western

Disabilities Minister Katrine Hildyard is visiting Ceduna today for the State Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme community information expo.

People with disability, their families and carers, along with job seekers in the Ceduna region will have the opportunity to learn more about the NDIS at the expo being held at the Ceduna Memorial Hall at 11am.

The expo will give the Ceduna community an opportunity to speak directly with a range of disability service providers and registered training organisations about how the NDIS works, as well as job opportunities in the sector.

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 Ceduna expo is 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 scheme is rolled out.

So far, more than 2300 people have had the opportunity to personally connect with the industry at expos conducted in locations including Kangaroo Island, Port Augusta, Kadina, the Riverland, and metropolitan Adelaide.

Today’s expo in Ceduna will be the first of three planned for the state’s Western region. More information can be found at: 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 around 32,000.

In the 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 Ceduna expo is a great opportunity for local job seekers to find out more about these roles.