Mission Australia and Baptcare will benefit from a $72 million funding boost to deliver frontline NDIS services at local community level. The two organisations with their existing community connections and infrastructure will allow them to quickly scale up across the state, Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said. Babtcare and Mission Australia will joint existing supplier Feros Care to support the expected 32,000 people with disability in South Australia by 2020,” the minister said.

The NDIS is expected to boost the South Australian economy by $740 million and bring more than 5,000 new jobs in disability services to the state. Almost 13,223 South Australians with disability were already accessing the NDIS supported by more than 1,300 disability service providers, according to the most recent data.

Baptcare will receive approximately $24.8 million to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in Eastern and Western Adelaide and Yorke Mid North. Mission Australia will receive approximately $47.3 million to deliver LAC services to Limestone Coast, Murry and Mallee, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Eyre, and Western, Far North and Southern Adelaide. Services will commence in March 2018 for three years.

For more information visit: www.ndis.gov.au