People with a disability want to live, work and socialise with freedom, control and self-determination. They want the opportunity to flourish, to create a good life for themselves and their families, to reach their full potential and to experience everything that life has to offer. They want to fulfil their aspirations.
Just like everyone else, people with a disability need access to employment and skills training, education, health care, safe shelter, reliable transport and access to spaces and places, and support from their families, friends and communities.
At The Salvation Army we are excited to be registered as NDIS service providers for a wide range of disability services across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Read more at www.salvos.org.au/ndis
The Salvation Army’s core belief is that people with a disability have the right to live full and active lives and that families and carers of people with a disability deserve support and advice.
As such The Salvation Army advocates, innovates and pushes the boundaries for people with a disability and their carers and actively encourages and assists them to create their very best life.
While poverty, disadvantage and exclusion remain rife among the one in five Australians who have a disability, including the nearly 4.3 million people affected by mental health issues and/ or physical disability, the Salvation Army continues to challenge inequality of opportunity at every level and on every front.
NDIS Roll Out:
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the most significant social reform in Australian disability service delivery in decades. The scheme is being progressively rolled out across Australia right now and will be fully implemented by late 2019. The Salvation Army has been involved with NDIS in the Barwon (Geelong) pilot site for 3 years. Other TSA disability services became NDIS eligible in July 2016 with more services coming on-line according to the Commonwealth governments roll-out program.