On 1 December, Brightwater celebrates its final step in transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As of 1 December 2020, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission now manages the quality and safeguards for Brightwater’s Disability clients, which was previously managed by the Department of Communities. This transition sees Western Australia join the other States and Territories in complying with the Commission’s requirements.
Brightwater General Manager Community, Janet Wagland, says this transition is a big step for Western Australia and for Brightwater.
It is great to finally be a part of a consistent disability funding and accreditation system across the whole of Australia, it gives our clients certainty and capacity to learn from initiatives taking place Australia wide, it also gives them portability so our clients can live anywhere in Australia.
We have a strong obligation to help our clients to understand what is available to them through the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. It is not about us but about our clients and the outcomes we can achieve for them in line with their choices.
Brightwater celebrated the 1 December milestone, with morning teas held across Brightwater’s disability sites including Oats Street, Marangaroo, our Supported Independent Living homes and a few of our residential aged care homes. Clients enjoyed celebrating with their fellow residents and staff, including yummy cupcakes and visits from a few of Brightwater’s senior leaders.