As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out across Queensland from now until 2019, there is one organisation that are out there to prepare us for it – the Community Resource Unit.
Community Resource Unit (CRU) is making their way around South West Queensland next week as a part of a road trip to make sure those living with a disability, their families, friends and paid carers are all ready for when the NDIS rolls out in our area.
“CRU was started 28 years ago by people with disability, their families and workers who felt that the opportunities for people with disability in Queensland weren’t good enough and change needed to happen to make their lives better,” says Hugh Rose-Miller, Community Resource Unit information consultant.
The road trip is centred around preparing our locals for the NDIS roll out.
Meetings will be conducted in Morven on Tuesday and in Charleville on Wednesday this week, you can find the event calendar here.
“When we’re talking about the NDIS we’re talking about it through that lens.
“What can people do now so when they have the opportunity presented by the NDIS they’re fully prepared, they’ve done that thinking on what a ‘good life’ might look like for them,” says Hugh.
The program is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and comes under the Queensland Governments NDIS participant readiness strategy.
The NDIS will become available for our region come January 1st 2017, which gives us just over 6 months to get a plan ready.
“The purpose of the road trip is to help people make the most of the NDIS.
“It’s an opportunity for people to collaborate and share local knowledge,” says Hugh.
This is CRU’s third consecutive road trip out west, and they’ll be meeting with people living with a disability and their families as well as those paid workers in the sector.
For more information on the CRU’s work with the NDIS you can check out their new The Good Life website which is all about getting prepared for the NDIS.