New data released in this month’s COAG National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report shows more than 1,700 Bundaberg residents are now benefitting from the NDIS.
The NDIS, which became available in the Bundaberg region in October 2017, provides funding for supports and services for locals with a permanent and significant disability.
National Disability Insurance Agency Acting Deputy CEO, Scott McNaughton, said the figures highlighted the impact the NDIS was having on local communities.
“The NDIS is empowering 1,795 local people in the Bundaberg region,” Mr McNaughton said.
“The NDIS continues to support Australians with a disability to achieve their goals.
“More than 46,000 people are receiving support across Queensland, including more than 12,200 people receiving supports for the first time.”
The total number of participants now benefitting from the NDIS nationwide is more than 277,000.
The Bundaberg region covers the Local Government Area of Bundaberg.
For more information visit ndis.gov.au.