CARERS MUST BE SUPPORTED DURING NDIS ROLLOUT

December 07, 2016


Australia’s carers must be supported during the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Anglicare’s latest report, Carers: Doing it Tough, Doing it Well raises a number of concerns about support for carers as the NDIS rolls out across Australia in the coming years. 

It’s very important that carers are able to access respite services and have access to up to date information about the NDIS and how it will benefit people with disability. 

 

While the NDIS is centred on the individual with disability, the legislation establishing the NDIS requires that the roles of the carer and family of a person with disability are acknowledged and respected.

 

As the NDIS rolls out across Australia and people with disability gain access to new support services, Labor believes that all carers should be supported to live full and rich lives and be properly supported in their caring role and their own life goals.

 

Labor understands the significant financial, physical, emotional and psychological impact that caring has on some carers.

 

The NDIS would not exist without the tireless advocacy of Australia’s carers and people with disability.

 

For the NDIS to be a success we need to make sure that carers continue to get the respite support they need.  

 

Labor will continue to stand up for carers.

 

MONDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2016

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