Building the Local Care Workforce

Building the Local Care Workforce

There has been a lot of media about the difficulties of accessing and implementing participants’ plans in rural and remote Australia. The DSS BLCW transition assistance funding program was set up last September with $33 mm of funding, to help develop the readiness of providers across Australia.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-11/ndis-failures-in-the-goldfields/11096122

The BLCW – Sector Transition and Employer Support (STES) Initiative Transition Assistance Funding had a first round of $5.6 mm with grants of up to $20,000 for each provider (the round closed on 26 April). The grantees will be announced in July. A 2nd round has not yet been announced. We are working closely with the BLCW team and plan to visit WA soon.

Teresa Dao