Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre receive $15,000 NDIS boost
Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, announced Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre (CINC) will receive $15,000 to increase its supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to meet the needs of the local community.
“This funding demonstrate the NSW Government’s commitment to people with disability to ensure more choice and control around their supports as NSW transitions to the NDIS,” Mr Williams said.
CINC Chief Executive Officer, Fran Stead said the funding will be used to conduct targeted consultation with the local community to identify opportunities to grow its disability services.
“CINC are pleased to be able to use the funding to engage and consult with the local Indigenous community and local youth to ascertain their individual needs under the NDIS,” Ms Stead said.
National Party Candidate for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, said having access to the necessary supports is crucial especially in regional areas where services can be limited.
“We need to ensure local people with disability, carers and families are catered for with the introduction of the NDIS,” Ms Cooke said.
“I commend Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre for the important work it does in the community and for taking on this important task of determining the needs of local people with disability to ensure services are available to meet their needs.”
CINC was one of 40 organisations to receive funding from the second round of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP 2) grants project.
Further information and a list of successful applicants is available at www.acs.asn.au/
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