NDIS participants, sector voice concerns over introduction of independent assessors

Bendigo resident and NDIS participant Liz Wright believes the reform will increase the scrutiny participants and applicants already face in the process. Ms Wright, who also had a long history working in advocacy, said it was “wearing and exhausting” for people with a disability to have to repeatedly disclose intimate details to receive the appropriate support. “We don’t need layers of scrutiny around participants, we need scrutiny around organisations for overinflated invoices for work they don’t do, for support they don’t give,” she said.

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Natalie Croxon

Source:
Bendigo Advertiser

Date published:
Mon 14th Sep, 2020