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employment Welcome change Queensland charity Help Enterprises has welcomed changes announced by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) which fast-track employment support for people with disability. H elp Enterprises Managing hub at Crestmead (pictured), as well committed to working through any Director Kerry Browne as at its other facilities at Eagle Farm, barriers that people with disability said the changes were Acacia Ridge and Ipswich. may have in order to get them into great news for people with “The changes mean people with disability because it allowed faster a disability can access funding and access to funding and support employment support as soon as a Federal Government’s National services once they found a job. they are offered a position, instead Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of having to wait until a review is Participant Employment Taskforce. Mr Browne said Help Enterprises alone currently has 70 jobs available for people with disability in a conducted,” he said. “Australians with disability should The changes are the result of “We are pleased that the NDIA is listening to industry supported environment at its $3.3 be able to experience the same concerns and we agree with their million new Supply Chain Services feelings of self-worth and confidence changes,” Mr Browne said. distribution centre and Employment that comes from having a job. We are T he Treasurer along with www.helpenterprises.com.au “We welcome innovative Assistant Minister for programs like Impact21 which Social Services, Housing build the capacity of people with and Disability Services, Sarah disability to participate in work,” Henderson MP, announced Ms Henderson said. Make an impact $300,000 in funding for the Federal Treasurer Josh said support for this kind of syndrome aged between 22 and 35 Frydenberg has unveiled program was in keeping with the years old are participating in the an employment training Government’s broader package pilot which started in February. program to help young of services and initiatives to people with Down help people with disability find collaboration across industry, and keep a job, from Disability education, disability employment Employment Services to the newly services, media, Government and established NDIS Participant the not-for-profit sector. syndrome develop their education and secure sustainable employment. 56 paid employment.” employment The pilot is based out of Impact21 pilot program, which is Melbourne’s Torrens University, being delivered by not-for-profit and includes a one-year work e.motion21 in Victoria. readiness program. Assistant Minister Henderson Employment Taskforce. Thirteen participants with Down The program involves extensive www.impact21.org.au    linkonline.com.au