Moreland NDIS Disability Expo 2018
Published on May 15, 2018
The miserable Melbourne weather wasn’t going to keep the ACARES team from attending the Moreland National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Disability Expo last Friday 11thMay. In fact, both of our bright and bubbly Victorian Community Development Executives Chantelle De Zilwa and Stacey Lane exhibited on the day amongst 50 other equipment, community and disability providers.
Despite the rain, the event which was held at the Coburg Town Hall in Melbourne’s inner north was a great success. Community members able to attend rolling NDIS information sessions throughout the day, organised by the team at VALID who were responsible for organising the event. Given Moreland’s proudly diverse community, Greek, Italian, Arabic and Turkish interpreters were in attendance to provide assistance.
Given the team at ACARES love to get involved with locals whenever possible, Stacey and Chantelle were happy to field questions relating to ACARES services and how we can assist those funded by the NDIS. The expo also provided a great opportunity to chat with our external networks, continuing to build new relationship with others delivering support in the region.
The NDIS and Moreland Council
As of 1 March 2018, the NDIS went live in Moreland. The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. As the NDIS is a big change, it is being introduced in stages and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable.
Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively. It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS
For more information on the NDIS within the Moreland Council area, feel free to contact the ACARES team on 1300 675 893 or alternatively you may wish to visit Moreland City Council’s website.