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INVOLVED - the ACT Office for Disability Update August 2017 edition

Official Visitor Scheme

Transition Update

Disability ACT has almost come to the completion of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In 1 July 2014 we supported 153 residents living in 55 households. As of 7 November 2016 two households were yet to transition. Since 2014, 237 (86%) permanent Disability ACT and over 70 temporary staff have transitioned to the community or private sectors; some have retired or been redeployment in ACT Government. People previously supported by Disability ACT's Accommodation Service have selected accommodation supports from an increasing number of existing and new providers.

Disability Information Service ceased operation - 30 September 2016

For the past 10 years the Disability Information Service provided centralised point of contact for people seeking information about disability matters within the ACT. As we transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) our role as a service provider continues to reduce. As part of those changes the Disability Information Service ceased operation on 30 September 2016.

ACT Government Contact Details:

  • The ACT Government can be contacted though the National Relay Service by ringing 13 36 77 and then asking for 13 34 27.
  • Emails to the Community Service Directorate should go to csd@act.gov.au .
  • If you wish to be linked to other ACT Government Services please contact 13 34 27.

Role of ACT Government under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The ACT Government has made a decision to gradually withdraw over a three-year period from the provision of specialist disability and therapy services provided by the Community Services Directorate and early intervention services provided by the Education and Training Directorate. More information regarding Role of Government under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme

As you will know, the ACT has committed to a phased launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2014. The ACT will be the first jurisdiction in Australia to accept all eligible residents into the scheme by July 2016.

Updated information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme can be found here

Involve CBR

InvolveExternal Link is a movement of people with and without disability, community organisations, industry and government acting together to achieve change that empowers people with disability. We will achieve change though community designed social campaigns that focus on practical action in each priority area.