Regional businesses eye disability sector

Group of people in a seminar.

Regional business people explored opportunities to become suppliers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at an information session on Wednesday 20 January. Local Content Advisor Charlotte McIntyre said the session outlined the wide range of services and supplies relevant to NDIS participants with the aim of encouraging local businesses to register as suppliers under the scheme.

Significant shortages of registered providers exist in the Great Southern for many types of supplier and this was impacting on NDIS users’ ability to access services and spend their allocated funds on much-needed support. This represents potential business opportunities for businesses in the region.

Attendees learned about the assistance that was available to help guide them through the process of becoming a registered provider.

Supply opportunities include core support such as therapy, capacity building support such as employment training, and capital support such as home modifications.

The information session was presented by Liana Diacicov (Senior Provider Engagement Officer National Disability Insurance Agency), Pamela Fairman (Boosting the Local Care Workforce) and Louise Hillman (Project Officer NDIS Job Matching Service).

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