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Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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Only a quarter of people in Commonwealth-funded mental health programs set to close in 2020 have successfully transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, new research shows.
A disabled Melbourne boy, whose request for an electric wheelchair was held up by bureaucratic red tape for two years, will finally receive funding for a new one, a week after his mother shared his story in the media.
Boudin told PM that PWD had received numerous calls from people either denied access to NDIS or else having their plan substantially reduced in the second and subsequent year of participation for no apparent reason. “We’ve been told it’s all about sustainability of the scheme,” he said. “But then we get to a budget situation and there is an underspend in the billions, we’re appalled; it just doesn’t make sense”.
Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation: COTA Vic and DARU want to hear the good, the bad and the u… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation: COTA Vic and DARU want to hear the good, the bad and the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…