Already the NDIS has failed someone with complex support needs. People with disability are falling through the cracks.
This was tragically highlighted on ABC’s 7.30 last night and in an article on the ABC’s website which both told the story of a young man with disability who was unable to leave prison because he had nowhere else to go.
The article clearly outlines the exact issues the PSA/CPSU NSW have been raising with the NSW Government for years, emphasised in the excerpt below:
“Victoria legal Aid has made a submission to the Federal joint Standing Committee on the NDIS to say it has four clients in this position, and knows of others in New South Wales, who cannot leave prison because they have nowhere to go and there is not provider of last resort when the market failed to offer care to people with complex disabilities.”
You can read the full article HERE.
You can watch the 7.30 story HERE.
Please take two minutes to write a comment on the story and help emphasise how important it is to retain a Government Safety Net.
Come to the Disability Safety Net Forum
This is exactly the reason why we will be holding a series of Safety Net Forums, the first in Newcastle next week:
- 5-7pm, Tuesday 14 November 2017
- Hunter Trades Hall, 406-408 King Street Newcastle
Please register to attend HERE.
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We will continue to show leadership in the disability sector to ensure proper support for people with disability, parents, advocates and carers is in place including fighting to make sure that the workers that support them maintain reasonable and fair working conditions across both public and private organisations.