A key priority for the NSW Government is to deliver care to those most in need.
To support the most vulnerable among us, the 2018-19 Budget includes the following:
- funding for the New South Wales transition to the full National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on 1 July 2018 with:
- $3.2 billion in 2018-19 as the NSW Government contribution to support the transition to the NDIS. This consists of an estimated $2.7 billion cash contribution and $477.5 million in kind contribution through services provided by NSW Government agencies
- $97.5 million in 2018-19 ($230 million over three years) for operational services until full transition to the NGO sector
- $87.0 million in 2018-19 ($150 million over three years) for residual disability functions
- $250.0 million to support the NSW Government’s participation in the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in NSW government institutions
- an additional $82.5 million for increased inpatient and community-based mental health services across New South Wales
- $59.1 million over four years to support better safety, permanency and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and their families, funding 100 additional front-line workers for the child protection system and investment in the open adoption program
- $61.7 million over four years in new funding to implement the NSW Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023 to reduce homelessness across the State
- $44.1 million over three years for continued support to reduce the incidence of domestic violence re-offence and re-victimisation
- $10.0 million in 2018-19 to implement a Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy to foster workplaces with an environment that supports and engages workers
- a grant of $5.0 million for Adele House to provide specialist drug rehabilitation and training services.