MCCALLUM Disability Services chief executive officer Shane Molloy says there are still a lot of questions surrounding the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
But people are gradually beginning to grasp what it is about.
Speaking at McCallum’s annual general meeting yesterday, Mr Molloy said there was strong interest from people to see how the rollout of the scheme worked in the Barwon region next year.
More than 140 people attended the AGM, held during the day for the first time in the organisation’s history.
NDIS Implementation Taskforce chairman Bryan Woodford addressed the meeting, answering questions about the scheme.
He said although the Commonwealth Government needed to clarify the scheme more, people were beginning to understanrd how they would be affected as groups and individuals.
“There’s still a big volume of people that don’t know a lot about it,” said Mr Woodford.
“It’s critical to have these meetings where people can ask questions, absolutely critical.”
Mr Molloy said a number of meetings had been held at McCallum in recent times to help people better understand the NDIS, with people of Ballarat starting to gain a better understanding as to what it actually meant.