We’d like to make a special mention in this newsletter of the hard work put in by Lauren submitting applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), which resulted in the above (display model only, not quite to scale).
The one thing the NDIS certainly doesn’t have a shortage of is information about the scheme, but it can be hard to know where to start. So if you’re more of a “sounds and moving pictures” learner, rather than reading through brochures, manuals, and other written material, you may want to subscribe to the NDIS YouTube channel.
Many people may have received an introductory letter from the NDIS in January. This letter refers to a phone call you may receive, called an “access request”, which should just be to confirm your eligibility to access the scheme.
One of the hopefully good things about the NDIS, once it’s fully rolled out, will be its funding portability. Instead of being tied to a service provider (usually a bad thing), the service participant (that’s you) can take their funding wherever they like.
When the MACS NDIS subcommittee first formed we had planned to provide monthly progress reports with hopefully substantial news to share. However, there was a spanner thrown in the works. Or to be more accurate, an appendix.
Many service users are no doubt looking forward to the rollout of the NDIS in Queensland. If you’re like MACS staff and the Management Committee, that’s probably with a mixture of hope and apprehension.