NDIS Launch - Barwon Region - National Respite Association Inc

NDIS Launch - Barwon Region
Vicki Cameron
Respite, Recreation & Family Support Manager
Gateways Support Services Inc
Gateways Support Services currently supports over 1300 children,
young people & adults with disabilities in the Barwon South
Western region.
This includes:
• Early Intervention
• Therapy Services
• Community Living Support
• Facility Based Respite
• Placement & Support (for children in out of home care)
• Respite & Recreation
The NDIS is going ahead as planned
People with disabilities are at the
centre of the scheme
The system may still have
winners & losers
Preparing for the NDIS
• Support participants and families to understand this new system
• Know what you want to deliver
• Have you got the staffing resources to meet the demand?
• Be prepared to make hard decisions
• Have strong financial systems in place
• Have sound IT systems
Steve at the Melbourne Show
Having fun at the Show
Balancing the books will have
its challenges
We are committed to supporting
people with disabilities to
have a better life