Getting ready for the NDIS

May 11, 2018

Getting the necessary support for people with disability to live their best life will be the focus of free workshops to be held by UnitingCare Queensland in Brisbane this Friday, 11 May.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme, which has been rolling out in stages across Australia, will kick off in Brisbane from July 1.


Graham Hambleton, Manager of UnitingCare’s Disability Leadership Unit, said the workshops will help answer questions people may have about the NDIS process.


“The NDIS is much more than a new way of funding, it ultimately aims to influence community inclusion for people with disability and enable them to build up all the elements of a good life,” explained Mr Hambleton.


“Our free public workshops – which are open to people with disability, their carers’, family members and interested parties – will walk through how to get the best out of the scheme and explain the difference between disability funding now and into the future.”


Mr Hambleton said that all people eligible for the scheme will be required to have a planning meeting with the NDIS, so a strong focus of the workshops will be on how to best prepare for that.


“Pre-planning can feel overwhelming and it takes time when you’re busy because you’ve got to really sit down and get into that granular level,” he said.


“But we are here to help with that conversation and support people on their journey.


“Knowledge is vital to understanding how to best work with the scheme and pre-planning booklets will be on hand along with a question and answer session with our NDIS experts.”


UnitingCare Queensland’s free ‘Getting Ready For The NDIS’ workshops will be held this Friday, 11 May at Wesley House, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane City in the morning from 7:45am–8:45am and at 12:15pm–1:15pm.


To sign up go to:


Morning session:

Afternoon session:


Media contact:

Phoebe Grealy

Media Advisor, UnitingCare Queensland

0439 765 048


About UnitingCare Queensland


UnitingCare Queensland provides health and community services to thousands of people every day of the year through its service groups, UnitingCare Child and Family Services, UnitingCare Hospitals, BlueCare and ARRCS (Australian Regional and Remote Community Services).


As the health and community service provider of the Uniting Church we have supported Queensland communities for over 70 years. Our 17,400 employees and 9,200 volunteers care for and support people from all walks of life, including older people, people with disability, children, families and Indigenous people.


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