Uncovering our state’s growth potential in the disability sector.
The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will revolutionise disability care and create extensive opportunities in the sector. Once fully implemented, the NDIS will provide great choice and control to over 32,300 South Australians living with disability. The workforce required to service this increased demand is estimated to double to 12,500 employees by 2019.
Liz Cohen’s sliding doors moment happened while teaching a young blind student. Realising her passion lay in supporting people with disabilities to live their best life, Liz now chooses South Australia to be part of this valuable industry.
Having worked around Australia, Liz is now the Chief Executive of Cara, one of South Australia’s leading disability service providers. Cara supports people like Wayne to live their everyday lives and under Liz’s leadership, the organisation has transformed. Cara now supports over 750 children and adults with disabilities and employs close to 1000 staff.
Liz believes that South Australia is well positioned for the roll out of the NDIS. With the size of the sector in the state, there is a willingness to share and learn from each other.
“The disability sector is going through the most significant social reform in its history with the introduction of the NDIS,” says Liz.
“It’s an exciting time of growth and transformation for the sector.”
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I Choose SA for Industry Events
Brand South Australia host a series of special events showcasing prominent speakers and success stories within each industry. These events provide connections and networking with the business community and our partners.
Industry Briefing guests heard from:
- Marco Baccanti, Chief Executive, Health Industries South Australia
- Peter Hoppo, State Manager SA, National Disability Services (NDS)
- Liz Cohen, Chief Executive, Cara
Brand South Australia Gold and Platinum Members have free access to Industry Briefings and also have the opportunity to gain behind the scenes exposure at an Industry Showcase or to connect with inspirational local industry leaders at a Back to Boardroom Luncheon. For more information about membership, please contact Gemma Otten.
I Choose SA for Industry Sponsorship
This program is open for sponsorship which offers businesses the chance to align their brand with the broader I Choose SA program, and the message of growth in our state, as well as the chance to connect with industry leaders and the business community. As we delve into South Australia’s key growth industries, the program will explore opportunities for big and small business, jobs of the future and look at how entrepreneurial thinking and digital technology will shape our state in the years to come.
Find out more about sponsorship here.
If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact the Brand South Australia team on (08) 8211 8111 or at [email protected].