In The Media | 9 June 2016

Relief for thousands of NSW families with NDIS to receive multi-billion dollar boost

Thousands of families across New South Wales will soon be given access to life-changing funding, with more than $1 billion set to be pumped into the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

9NEWS can reveal the NSW government will contribute $1.3 billion into the scheme in the next financial year, and $3.2 billion the following year.

The funding will allow people with disabilities to decide where and how they want to live.

“Finally they get to choose themselves. It should never have been for a minister or a bureaucrat to dictate what services you receive or when you receive it,” Disability Services Minister John Ajaka said.

Ben Keyte, 28, told 9NEWS the funding will allow him to be less reliant on his family.

“It will really allow me to become more of an individual and not have to rely on family,” Mr Keyte said.