More details have been announced as to who will benefit from the $3 billion investment in the NDIS announced in the NSW 2018-19 Budget and the main beneficiaries are youth programs and volunteer services to the tune of over $6 million. There will also be significant investment in disability advocacy services and to carers, NSW Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams said.

“The NSW Budget continues to recognise and invest in the 2.1 million state volunteers who contribute more than 240 million hours of service,” he said. “We also remain committed to engaging youth in their local community.”

Other details include a $2.7 billion cash contribution to support people with disability in the NDIS; $150 million over three years to support transition to the NDIS, including Ability Links; $4.8 million to support the NSW Carers’ Strategy; $5.2 million to implement youth programs and $1million for the NSW Volunteering Strategy to better support recruit, support and recognize volunteers in the community.

NSW 2018 Carer Survey: Those who care for a family member or friend or who has a disability or mental illness and living in NSW, are invited to share their experience in the survey. Information collected will help Carers NSW advocate for better support for carers across the state and raise awareness about important issues.

The online version of the survey is available until June 30, 2018.

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