A leading welfare agency says the needs of carers are not being met under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Anglicare’s latest report, Carers: Doing it Tough, Doing it Well, raises several areas of concern with the NDIS , including a possible lack of respite programs and a lack of support in general for carers.
The NDIS was raised as an idea at the 2020 Summit under former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
The trials began across a number of national sites on July 1, 2013 for a three-year period, and a full roll-out commenced on July 1, 2016 in a phased process.
In NSW it is expected the roll-out will be completed by Jun 30, 2018, but other states have different phasings.
Anglicare Advocacy and Research Manager Sue King said she was concerned current levels of carer support and respite programs would not be maintained under the NDIS.
Ms King said carers were the integral component in the NDIS.
Source: ABC News