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People with a disability in the Central West are invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

An accessible community workshop will be held in Orange at the Orange Ex-Services Club on 22 October at 10am to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS.

The Orange workshop is just one of seven which will be conducted across regional Australia.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, recently announced the public consultation on the review of the NDIS legislation and rules.

The review will lead to the development of an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee, which will set new standards for the time it takes for key steps in the NDIS process.

This means there will be shorter, agreed timeframes for people to get their access decision, to have their NDIS plan approved and to have their plan reviewed.     

The Participant Service Guarantee will take effect from 1 July 2020.

Member for Calare, Andrew Gee, said it’s critical people with a disability are at the centre of the review.

“I encourage people with a disability, and their families, carers and supporters, to come along to the workshop in Orange to share their views on how to make NDIS processes simpler, quicker and more straight-forward,” Mr Gee said.

“The NDIS is already proving to be a life-changing social reform for hundreds of thousands of Australians, and the Australia Government is committed to making it work,” he added.

The consultations will be open, inclusive and accessible for all members of the community.

To register to attend a community workshop or find out more information on the consultations visit the Engage website.