Alliance20 - a better NDIS
New alliance of disability service providers partnering to improve the NDIS
This morning was the launch of Alliance20, a group representing Australia’s largest disability service providers forming a new alliance to collaborate on solutions to improve services and lives for participants and their families.
Alliance20 represents disability services providers including Life Without Barriers, Endeavour Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance and House with No Steps. Collectively Alliance20 supports around 75,000 people with a disability in every state and territory, has over 30,000 staff working directly in disability services and represents around $2 billion in funding for disability services. Alliance20 was officially launched today at Parliament House in Canberra.
Chief Executive of Life Without Barriers, Claire Robbs, said that Alliance20 members are strong believers in the NDIS and will work in close partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency and governments to ensure it is successful for everyone.
“We believe in the NDIS and are deeply committed to the success of the scheme for the participants and our wider community,” Ms Robbs said.
Alliance20 has identified a number of issues where collaboration can lead to participant-focused solutions. These issues include:
Supporting NDIS participants with high and complex needs
Servicing participants in rural and regional areas, and
Boosting employment opportunities for NDIS participants.
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