Report finds NDIS on track
A report release by Citi Australia has found that the NDIS is “largely on track.” In fact, the economic benefits of the program are significant. In monetary terms the benefits of the NDIS program through job creation alone have been estimated between $18 to $23 billion.
It is anticipated that the NDIS scheme will require 70,000 new disability support workers, and will enable between 25,000 and 40,000 full time equivalent jobs for people with disabilities and 34,000 full time equivalent jobs for careers.
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Homelessness event connects community
After the success of last year’s event in Lismore a number of services will once again be participating in Homelessness Connect Days in Lismore at the Winsome Hotel on August 8 and at 63 Hickey Street in Casino on August 9. Both events run from 10am until 2 pm. On the day people can connect with homelessness service providers, housing staff, legal specialists, and other service providers.
When? August 8 @ the Winsome Hotel, Lismore from 10am to 2pm & August 9 @ 63 Hickey St, Casino from 10am to 2pm
What can you do? Please bring along anyone you are working with who is homeless, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing rental stress.
Feel like giving something extra? We are also asking for donations from staff within our great network of local organisations.
What do people need? NEW socks and undies, razors, towels, blankets, warm jackets and non-perishable food items.
Donations for the price of a suspended /pay it forward coffee (suggested at $3.00 per coffee) will also be gratefully accepted. We will use the money donated to pay forward coffees from the Coffee Cart in Casino and Lismore.
If you have any goods, coffee donations or general enquires please contact Lance Schema on [email protected] or 02 6620 1868 for assistance.
Social Futures is a National Disability Insurance Scheme Partner delivering NDIS Local Area Coordination services in regional New South Wales during the transition period January 2017-June 2018.
We will support people with disability and their families to plan for the NDIS in advance of the roll out, which starts in many parts of regional NSW in July 2017.
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