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Minister Presents $5,000 Cheque to Nepean Disability Expo

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Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres today announced $5,000 funding for the Nepean Disability Expo.

Mr Ajaka said the expo is a biennial event held in the Nepean Blue Mountains District, which connects people with disability who live in the Nepean, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and broader Sydney area. The expo will be held on the 12th and 13th of September.

“The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will mean that about 50,000 more people will receive additional support in NSW,” Mr Ajaka said.

“Almost 14,000 of those people live in the Nepean region, and will gain greater control over their lives, and the services they choose.

“This expo will give those people a chance to find out about the latest products, services, technology, aids and equipment.

“Likewise, it’s a chance for service providers to connect with new and existing clients, and to build networks within the community.”

Mr Ayres said that the NSW Government will have a stall to provide visitors with information about services provided and about the NDIS.

“I am delighted to hand over this cheque to NADO, the lead organisers of the expo, and I wish them all the best for a successful two days,” Mr Ayres said.

“I encourage the local community – whether they have a disability, care for someone with a disability, or provide a disability service, to get to the expo and make valuable connections.”

 

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