People with disability inthe ACTare invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

An accessible community workshop will be held at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden on 25 October to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS. Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, recently announced the public consultation on the review of the NDIS legislation and rules.

The review will lead to the development of an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee, which will set new standards for the time it takes for key steps in the NDIS process.

This means there will be shorter, agreed timeframes for people to get their access decision, to have their NDIS plan approved and to have their plan reviewed.    

The Participant Service Guarantee will take effect from 1 July 2020.

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said it is critical that people with disability are at the centre of the review.

“I encourage Canberrans with a disability, and their families, carers and supporters, to come along to the workshop in Woden to share their views on how to make NDIS processes simpler, quicker and more straight-forward,” Senator Seselja said.

“The NDIS is already proving to be a life-changing social reform for hundreds of thousands of Australians, and the Morrison Government is committed to making it work,” Minister Robert said.

The consultations will be open, inclusive and accessible for all members of the community.

To register to attend a community workshop or find out more information on the consultations visit the Engage website.