Targeted Outreach Project continues to rollout across new regions

QDN has been working with the Assessment and Referral Team (ART) on the Targeted Outreach Project to support more Queenslanders with disability to get on the NDIS.  On Monday 6 September the Hon. Craig Crawford, Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships launched the project in Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Logan, and Redlands.

Since its launch, QDN has referred more than 650 potential NDIS participants to the ART team for eligibility assessment. QDN’s Targeted Outreach Project team will now begin work across Logan/Redlands and Ipswich to establish Local Level Engagement Groups (LLEG), which includes Local Champions with disability, who have been critical in informing and supporting this initiative.

The Targeted Outreach Project supports people with disability who are yet to apply for the NDIS, particularly those who experience a range of additional barriers to access, such as homelessness, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse, those interacting with the justice system and with psychosocial disability.

Our teams are across the areas of Cairns, Mackay and Mount Isa and the broader North Queensland region, and will be moving into Brisbane and Gold Coast later in the year.

QDN and our project partners QCOSS and ADA Australia are continuing to help more eligible Queenslanders with disability join the NDIS and experience the benefits of the scheme through the Targeted Outreach Project. This project is helping people with disability to:

  • understand how the NDIS can provide access to the supports they need
  • access free and practical individual support to apply for and access the NDIS through dedicated regional Assessment and Referral (ART) teams

The work is made available through a collaboration between the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.

If you have contact with someone who is experience additional barriers to accessing the NDIS who may benefit from the support of ART, contact QDN on 1300 363 783 or