Disability needs being assessed

PEOPLE living with disabilities are assessing their options to ensure their individual needs and goals are met following the extension of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Mallee region on January 1.

TRANSITION. Shaniah Greenhill, painting surveyor pegs, is one of Vivid Work Crew's supported employees.

TRANSITION. Shaniah Greenhill, painting surveyor pegs, is one of Vivid Work Crew's supported employees.

Vivid (formerly Murray Human Services) is a leading disability service provider in the Loddon and Mallee regions.

The organisation has already transitioned people in Loddon over to the scheme throughout 2017 and 2018.

It will now use its expertise in the field to assist people in Kerang and surrounds as well as in the Swan Hill area to make a smooth transition to the NDIS.

Vivid offers a range of services to people living with disabilities including day programs and supported employment in Kerang and Swan Hill.

The organisation is now offering support co-ordination as part of its suite of services.

Vivid chief executive officer, Scott Alexander described the NDIS as the "biggest social reform in Australia since the introduction of Medicare".

"As an organisation, we are responding to this huge change by ensuring that the people we support in the Mallee are getting the best out of their NDIS plan," he said.

Mr Alexander explained how Vivid's dedicated team of staff led by Maree Miliano and Kylie Liebmann can assist those making the transition to the NDIS.

"They have the local knowledge and NDIS expertise to ensure that all options are explored for the individuals they are supporting."

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