People with disability in rural and remote locations will receive easier access and more NDIS support following the expansion of the National Community Connector program.
Four population groups to benefit from the improved access include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people experiencing psychosocial disabilities and ageing parents or carers of people with disability.
In-language webinars and radio programs, dedicated telephone services and online support programs are among the initiatives to assist participants during coronavirus restrictions. The National Disability Insurance Agency has also developed a virtual Community Connector support service and referral pathway for carers of people with disability.
The four organisations selected to deliver the NCCP are:
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
- Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia
- National Ethnic Disability Alliance
- Mental Health Australia
- First Peoples Disability Network.
For more information visit: www.ndis.gov.au