The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a huge change in the way Australians with disabilities access care and support services. The NDIS provides people with a permanent and significant disability under 65 years access to support services that help them take part in everyday activities and achieve their goals.
When it is also a tool for promoting inclusion, ensuring that people with a disability are able to access appropriate bathroom facilities when out in the community. As a Registered NDIS Provider and a strong supporter of inclusion, we are pleased to hear that $1.7 million in State Government funding has been allocated to build Changing Places bathroom facilities across South Australia.
Earlier this month, the Senate passed legislation to establish a Commission to provide oversight of the NDIS. We're pleased to share that today, Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, has announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Head as Commissioner of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission.