Media/NSW Government applauded for plans to transfer all disability services to non-government sector

NSW Government applauded for plans to transfer all disability services to non-government sector

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance welcomes today’s announcement that all existing government-run disability services plan to be transferred to the non-government sector within the next five years.

The NSW Government today introduced legislation detailing the full transfer of all existing government-run disability services to NGOs by 2018.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance CEO Rob White said NGOs had the expertise, dedication and skills to effectively and efficiently deliver long-term disability services for residents throughout NSW.

‘I applaud the NSW Government and Premier O’Farrell for their foresight in ensuring individuals and families throughout the state have access to the best and most efficient disability services offered anywhere in the world, Mr White said.

‘Cerebral Palsy Alliance has more than 65 years’ experience in providing  support and services for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and is a world leader in collaborative research to find better and more effective therapies to benefit future generations.

‘Just as we are well prepared and resourced to deliver services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we are perfectly placed to build our capacity in readiness for the full transfer of disability services from existing government-run providers.

‘Quite simply, within the next five years all NSW residents who require disability support services will be assured of receiving them from non-government organisations who are experts in their specific fields.

‘This is a great result for organisations like Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and a great result for the people of NSW.’

Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides essential support, services and therapy for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities from some 60 sites throughout metropolitan and regional NSW and the ACT.

It was formed by families back in 1945 and now works collaboratively with therapists, researchers, families, volunteers and corporate Australia to deliver services heralded as amongst the best in the world.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a leading service provider involved in the NDIS trial in Hunter.

Media Contact:  Jennifer Durante – Media Manager –0419 802 602

Released on 24 Oct 2013