More than 30,000 South Australians benefit from NDIS

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has announced that more than 30,000 South Australians have now benefitted from life-changing support through the Scheme.

Minister Robert, who was in Adelaide today as part of ongoing regular roundtable discussions with local participants, said the milestone is significant with nearly half of all participants in the state receiving supports for the first time.

’I want to ensure that every eligible South Australian with disability is receiving the support they need and with the expected demand for the NDIS in South Australia at just over 32,000 participants, we are definitely on track to reach our goal,’ Mr Robert said.

‘The NDIS is changing lives in South Australia and we have seen significant growth in the numbers of people with disability in the state now accessing the Scheme, from 11,000 in 2017 to over 30,000 today.’

As of 30 June 2019, close to 15,000 children aged 18 and under have benefitted from the NDIS with more than 10,000 of those children receiving supports for the first time.

The latest quarterly report data also shows that satisfaction with the Scheme is high with 85% of South Australian participants saying they had a good or very good planning experience.

Anyone who thinks they may be eligible to access supports through the NDIS can contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110.