Wimmera’s health and social services have warned that regional Victorians are falling through the gaps

Under the current reforms, designed to enhance sector efficiency, some of the most vulnerable clients are falling through the cracks, including those with disabilities, said Grampians Disability Advocacy’s Deb Verdon.

“At every turn a person with a disability is asked to provide medical evidence about their situation, be it by Centrelink or the NDIS,” she said. “Reports from GPs are no longer good enough. Support agencies demand a report from a specialist, but where are the specialists to be found?”

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Topics:
Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
JessieAnne Gartlan

Source:
Ararat Advertiser

Date published:
Thu 8th Nov, 2018