Damning report into boarding houses for NDIS participants

Approximately 1,600 NDIS participants are amongst 4,000 people living in 115 SRS’ across Victoria.

The interim report to be released today – which was triggered by whistle-blowers and commissioned by the Federal Government – found rife practices against NDIS participants by unscrupulous SRS providers including limiting access to supports, neglect, emotional manipulation, bribery, financial abuse and kidnapping.

The majority of people living in these homes have a psychosocial disability, including mental health conditions, acquired brain injury, intellectual disability and are disproportionately classified as ‘low or moderate functioning’.

“These bottom dwelling unethical providers need to realise that their old business model of exploiting people with disability will not be ignored by this Government.

Housing, Service providers, violence, Abuse and Neglect

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Media release

Date published:
Fri 19th May, 2023