A $3.1 million investment by the Australian Government will help Australian Disability Enterprises to prepare for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
On 13 February 2012, the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas announced funding to help Australian Disability Enterprises prepare for reform in the way we deliver disability care and support. The investment responds to a number of recommendations contained in a report, prepared by the Vision Advisory Group and based on the Inclusion for people with disability through sustainable supported employment discussion paper.
The initiatives will include:
- a $1.5m NDIS Readiness fund to purchase services or equipment that will assist in readiness for an NDIS
- $0.5m for training sessions to prepare for an individualised funding model
- $0.5m for corporate governance training for Boards
- $0.1m for workshops for Australian Disability Enterprises to discuss the proposed Case Based Funding model
- $300,000 for a ‘best practice’ forum for Australian Disability Enterprises, and
- $200,000 for materials for supported employees and Australian Disability Enterprises to better understand their rights and obligations in the workplace.
All initiatives will be rolled out by 30 June 2012.