Previous forums held in Tasmania
People with disability, including their families and carers, service providers and the wider community attended information forums held across Tasmania in April and May to find out more about DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme.
The 13 public forums, which were held in Glenorchy, Burnie, Smithton, Oatlands, Mornington, Huonville, Queenstown, Latrobe, New Norfolk, George Town, Deloraine, St Helens and Launceston, provided important information about how the first stage of the scheme will operate in Tasmania, and also covered overall progress of DisabilityCare Australia.
The three provider forums, which were located in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, gave providers more detail about doing business with DisabilityCare Australia and the IT system for providers. DisabilityCare Australia CEO David Bowen gave a presentation at the Hobart forum and spoke informally with providers after the presentation.
DisabilityCare Australia is expected to cover around 1,000 young Tasmanians with disability over the three years of launch. Information gathered in Tasmania will help DisabilityCare to understand how it best can support young people with disability, particularly through the important life changes that occur between 15 and 24 years.
This historic reform will give these young people the control and choice over the support they need to participate in the community – economically, socially and culturally.
To find out about future forums in Tasmania email NDISenquiries@fahcsia.gov.au or contact the NDIS Helpline on 1800 800 110.