Living with Disability

Australian Capital Territory Budget 2015-16 : For Canberra

The ACT Government is leading the way in ensuring people living with disability are able to play a full part in their local community. As the only National Disability Insurance Scheme pilot site that covers a whole jurisdiction, we are rolling out the scheme with a focus on what will work best for the consumer, their families and carers. We are all the stronger for living in a city that values and respects those living with disability.

Support for Students with Disability – Extra resources

The Government is providing additional resources to support increased numbers of students with disability to access and participate in education with $3 million in funding over two years.

Disability Services – Indexation

The Government will continue to fund disability support packages and provide funding to disability service providers to ensure people with disability receive appropriate care in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is expected to be completed by 30 June 2016.  
The Government will contribute an additional $1.685 million in 2015-16.

Support for People with Disability – New respite property

The Government will construct a purpose built respite property for young people aged between 13-18 years old to replace an existing respite property currently operated by Disability ACT.  It is expected that the construction will be undertaken in partnership with the private sector.

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