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Easy Read Fact Sheet 3: Opportunities and Challenges

The NDIS

Roll-out of the NDIS has started in Tasmania.

By July 2019 lots of Tasmanians with disability will be part of the scheme.

The NDIS will help people reach their goals.

It will help people:

  • Do more things for themselves
  • Get out in the community more
  • Get a job if they want one
  • Have a better life

All the community will have to be more accessible for people with disability.

This means that people with disability can take part – just like everyone else.

They should be able to access buildings.

Information should be easy to understand.

There are many services that are run by the Tasmanian Government now.

Like transport and some services in schools.

In the future people will get these services through the NDIS.

This will take some time to get used to.

Changes in aged care, mental health and carer services

There are going to be changes in aged care and mental health just like the NDIS.

People who use these services will have more choice and control.

This means that people will be funded and can choose their own services.

People can choose the support that is right for them.

The Australian Government is also changing carer services.

They will start a Carer Gateway.

The Carer Gateway will make it easier for Carers to find information, services and support.

There will be a national phone service and website.

Uber and Airbnb

Uber and Airbnb started overseas.

It is now in Tasmania.

Uber is a new type of taxi service.

Private people use their own cars and charge you money.

Airbnb is a new type of accommodation.

Private people hire out their own accommodation and charge money.

Governments must make sure that the new services work well for all members of the community including people with disability.

Tasmanian Government Reforms

The Tasmanian Government is making some big changes that may be important for people with disability.

They are:

  • *One State, One Health System Better Outcomes
  • *Rethink Mental Health: Better Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • *Strong Families Safe Kids
  • *The Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan – Helping Tasmanians take better care of their health and wellbeing.
  • *Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Strategy
  • *The Joined Up Human Services Project – Making it easier for services to work together and for people to find the service they need.
  • *Improved Support for Students with Disability
  • *Making an active ageing plan for Tasmania – Helping older people to age in the way they want.
  • *Transport Access Strategy – Transport services working better for Tasmanians, especially people on low incomes, older people and people with disability.
  • *The Tasmanian Carer Policy 2016 and the Carers Action Plan – Supporting the work of Tasmanian carers.

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