At the centre of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the right for people with a disability to decide on their own best interests and to have choice and control over their lives and the support they receive.
The NDIS is expected to reach almost half a million people by 2019 but since its roll out in July of this year it has received criticisms including the potential of $22 billion in blow out costs and reports that the scheme is failing to take into account the needs of carers.
There’s not enough support for disabled people in Australia says Vicki Lovegreen, disability advocate. She is critical of the NDIS for its bureaucracy, which is keeping her and her husband from moving into their new home in Newcastle, New South Wales.
You can find out more about Vicki’s fight for choice and control here