News

Disability scheme brings chance for jobs

JOB GROWTH: Chamber of Commerce vice president Dr Louise Clarke (centre) joining with NDIS local area coordinators Loy Tomsons and Kaye McCulloch to find growth opportunities.
JOB GROWTH: Chamber of Commerce vice president Dr Louise Clarke (centre) joining with NDIS local area coordinators Loy Tomsons and Kaye McCulloch to find growth opportunities. Sophie Lester

WITH the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolling out across Queensland, coordinators and businesses alike are eager to build on the business opportunity the plan presents.

The Warwick Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting with local area coordinators Kaye McCulloch and Loy Tomsons on Monday night to share with members what the NDIS means for service providers and local business.

"The whole point of the NDIS is for people with a disability to have more control over the services they access, as the money is assigned to them and they decide how it is spent within an agreed upon plan,” Ms McCulloch said.

"We are working with the Chamber of Commerce to try and enlist support for those opportunities for businesses to grow as we have already identified that there are not enough people to carry out particular services, such as assisting people with a disability to go on social outings.

"It is also very difficult for people with a disability in Warwick and anywhere in Australia to get employment so we will be looking at what opportunities there are.”

Ms McCulloch said the next step would be to find people who are eligible to access NDIS, but haven't accessed similar schemes in the past.

"With the roll out we have already spoken to a lot of people who we were already aware of because they were accessing services already,” she said.

"What we're working toward now is finding those people who either haven't accessed them before or who have been at the top of a waiting list for a long time and get them to know what it's all about.”

More workshops are expected to be held throughout the year for service providers and people with a disability and their families to learn more about what help is available.

For more information, go to ndis.gov.au.

Topics:  ndis warwick business warwick chamber of commerce warwick community



8 things you didn't know you could do at North Straddie

NORTH Stradbroke Island is the perfect getaway whether you plan to stay for a day, a week or even a month.

A whisky-lover's blurprint to Brisbane's best bars

Check out The Gresham for some old-school fine drops.

SCOTCH, Whiskey and Whisky; it all gets a bit confusing.

Your guide to the best Brisbane markets

Enjoy the beautiful offerings of one of Brisbane's many markets.

WHO doesn’t love a good market!?

Ain’t no mountain high enough

No Caption

Brisbane's dishing up the mountain-hiking goods!

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

The Gresham's charm will win you over before your first sip.

THESE are the perfect places to hang this winter.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Politicians' pay rises to $200,000 as penalty wages cut

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

Mr Turnbull will be $17,000 better off

Barrel races back in town

Rachel Little will compete at Warwick this weekend.

Barrel races to light up the Showgrounds at the weekend

Supermarket line the icing on their cake

TEAM WORK: Story Book Cake owners Karyn and Mark Mills are exploring options to get a pre-mix cake mix into supermarkets.

Couple share sweet story of business success

Local Partners

Mariah Carey slammed for on-set antics

A US actor has spilled the beans on Mariah Carey’s “borderline abusive” behaviour on the set of his new movie with Will Ferrell.

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dead after long illness

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson has died.

Celebrity chef died after battle with an alcohol-related illness

Ellen shames audience member

Ellen shamed an audience member who stole from her gift shop.

TALK show host catches audience member stealing from her gift shop.

Millionaire’s riches to rags experiment

Businessman Tim Guest swapped his comfortable lifestyle for 10 days to experience what it is like to be homeless.

Businessman discovers harsh realities of homelessness in new series.

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Britain's Prince Harry.

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Rebel Wilson to give away her defamation payout

Actor Wilson says she won't keep a cent of her defamation payout

What's in store for Nina and Billie on Offspring?

Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie star in season seven of Offspring.

Proudman sisters return, but their lives aren’t slowing down.

Open for inspection homes June 22-29

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Residents powerless to stop Airbnb ‘party houses’

A photo of a bucks party at a short-term rental in the Watergate Apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, presented to a Victorian parliamentary committee into changes to laws governing short-stay accommodation.

Residents band together to fight the rise of AirBnB 'party houses'

Mining giants in fight that could spell disaster for NQ town

STAND OFF: There are perfectly good homes for workers, but mining company QCoal could be forced to build a camp and the deserted streets and empty houses of Glenden would remain.

How two mining companies could ruin this small town

Home owners settling to make way for Mackay Ring Road

The Clarkson family's home was moved just down the road from their former land at Stotts Road, Te Kowai, which was resumed by TMR.

But some are still clinging on, fighting for a better deal

Three historic M'boro hotels on the market

The Lamington Hotel Motel, Maryborough. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Three historic Maryborough hotels are on the market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!