Expo delivers valuable information to the community

COMMUNITY EXPO: Representatives from the state government, the NDIS and training service providers set up stalls in the central oval complex.
COMMUNITY EXPO: Representatives from the state government, the NDIS and training service providers set up stalls in the central oval complex.

A special community expo held at the Central Oval Complex on Wednesday, October 11 gave the community a chance to broaden their knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Representatives from the NDIS Agency as well as a range of disability service providers set up stalls in the complex and were on hand to provide expert knowledge to people with disabilities, their families and carers.

Also in attendance was the Minister for Disabilities Katrine Hildyard, who addressed the crowd and provided insight into the NDIS rollout.

“The expos are aimed at introducing some of the 32,000 South Australians with disability, their families and carers to the NDIS, and help them make the most of it,” Ms Hildyard said.

“It’s also a chance for job seekers to talk to training providers and explore careers in the disability sector.”

The NDIS will become available for people living with disability in the Far North region from January 1, 2018.

So far a total of 14 expos have been held across the region as part of the state governments $1.35 million commitment to ensure the community is informed about the benefits of the NDIS.

Not only will the NDIS deliver a higher and more diverse level of support to Australians with a permanent and significant disability, it is also expected up to 150 jobs will be created in the Far North region during the rollout next year.