In The Media | 20 November 2015

Advocates warn disability workers struggle with low pay, staff turnover and casualisation

Disability advocates have warned that support workers are struggling with woeful pay, high turnover, and casualisation, while dealing with added responsibilities and complexities in group homes.

Advocacy for Inclusion chief executive officer Christina Ryan has warned the staffing pressures currently experienced in ACT group homes, both government and non-government, will not simply be cured by the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“Even with the best intentions, it’s pretty clear that the system is still needing a hell of a lot of work,” Ms Ryan said.


Source: Canberra Times