Andrew Powell MP
Member for Glass House
Minister of Environment and Heritage Protection
Glass House residents are being encouraged to get ready for the positive impacts of the National Disability Insurance Scheme during Disability Action Week, held 14 to 20 September 2014.
Member for Glass House Mr Andrew Powell said there were plenty of fun and accessible activities planned during the week.
“Disability Action Week is all about empowering people with a disability,” Mr Powell.
“Importantly, this year’s Disability Action Week will also be a time for all Queenslanders to consider how they can help to prepare for the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme from 1 July 2016.
“We want everyone to think about the actions they can take to build a more inclusive community and be part of a future full of possibilities.”
Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said Queensland’s preparations for the transition to the NDIS would be a focal point during Disability Action Week.
“The Queensland Government is working to prepare people with a disability, their families and carers, and the disability sector for a seamless transition to the NDIS,” Ms Davis said.
“Our state is on track for the scheme’s rollout, and we have a number of initiatives already underway to get Queenslanders ready.
“One of these initiatives is the self-direction program Your Life Your Choice, which has almost 1200 participants who have signed up to exercise greater choice and control over their disability supports.
More information about Queensland’s transition to the NDIS is available at: www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability
For more information on Disability Action Week, including a calendar of events, go to www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/community-involvement/disability-action-week
[Ends] 12 September 2014