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Mount Alexander Shire Council is carrying out a feasibility study into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and is seeking feedback from community members who have experience with the NDIS.

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Mount Alexander Shire Council is carrying out a feasibility study into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and is seeking feedback from community members who have experience with the NDIS.

The study aims to determine the demand for NDIS services in the shire and will inform Council’s decision regarding the potential to provide NDIS services in future, such as personal care, home care, youth services, property maintenance, respite, transport or more.

“We want to understand and receive feedback from people living with a disability, and their carers, about how they have found the NDIS and the availability of services and information,” said Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“This includes experiences accessing the NDIS, receiving relevant information on NDIS packages, service options, barriers to services, benefits, costs and challenges,” said Ms Knight.

“We also want to understand how people living with a disability in the shire are impacted by access to professional services and support workers.”

Council will gather feedback through a survey and four community forums held in Castlemaine and Maldon. People who have experience with the NDIS, live with a disability, or are a carer, are welcome to participate.

“This is a chance for our community to have a conversation about the NDIS. Your views and experiences are valuable and we will use this information to inform Council’s future direction for support services,” said Ms Knight.

You can complete the survey on your experiences on the NDIS via www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay. Printed surveys are available from the Castlemaine Library or Civic Centre in Lyttleton Street in Castlemaine and will be provided at the forums. You can also call Council’s Community Wellbeing team to have a survey posted to you.

If you would prefer to speak directly to the person leading this project, you can arrange a time to have a chat by phoning the Community Wellbeing Team on 5471 1766.

Council is planning to make a decision on whether to provide some NDIS services in June.

“We look forward to hearing from you through the surveys and at the community forums,” said Ms Knight.

Forum details

Castlemaine NDIS forums - held on Thursday 25 February at the Town Hall in Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine (enter via Frederick Street)
- Forum one: 10.00am to 12noon
- Forum two: 3.00 to 5.00pm
- Forum three: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Maldon NDIS forum - held on Friday 26 February from 10.30am to 12noon at Maldon Community Centre, 6 Francis St Maldon.

RSVP is not required. COVIDSafe restrictions will be in place.



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