Advocates criticise NDIS’ rural and Indigenous services

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) helps thousands of Australians with severe disabilities to receive support, whether this be assistance with personal care services, equipment support or early intervention.

Advocates argue the NDIS system was launched too quickly and does not have enough infrastructure to provide services in a timely efficient manner and may in fact impact on the quality of life a person living with a disability.

They also say a lack of support services for those who do not live in suburban areas also limits the choices for those who need it in rural and indigenous communities.

 

 

 

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Friday, March 8 2019
Produced By Isobelle Starr
Featured in storyDr Meg Clement-Couzner - People with Disability Australia Senior Policy OfficerAssociate Professor John Gilroy- University of Sydney and Deputy Chairperson of the Disability Advocacy Service Alice SpringsProfessor Simon Darcy- University of Technology Sydney and a previous member of the Disability Council of NSW
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