In The Media | 18 September 2015

Independent woman awaits NDIS in Bendigo

For Bendigo woman Emma Johnson, the NDIS is much more than a bunch of letters – it’s the promise of leading and fuller and more independent life.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will roll out across Bendigo from May 1, 2017, it was announced this week.

No one was more thrilled than Ms Johnson.

Celebrating her 33rd birthday on Saturday, Ms Johnson still lives with her parents and hopes the funding she will receive through the NDIS will prepare her to live in a place of her own.

“I am living at home with my parents,” she said. “One day, I would like to live in a unit. I would like going out and having more of a social life.”

The funding through the NDIS would also help give her the training and skills she needs to gain employment.

Source: Bendigo Advertiser