In The Media | 11 February 2015

Disability groups want certainty after NDIS

Disability service providers have called on the Andrews government to ensure almost 900,000 Victorians with a disability are not left behind by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

National Disability Services, the peak body for non-government service providers, has called on the Victorian government to clarify its vision for  the way disability services will operate to ensure the almost  900,000 people who do not qualify for the NDIS will still have access to services.

The new national insurance scheme is targeted at people with a severe and long-term disability.

NDS state manager James O’Brien said almost 900,000 people with a mild or moderate disability, including the blind and deaf, must have access to services across all fields of government.

“We don’t want to see all the eggs put in the one basket; the state will have an ongoing role to provide access to mainstream services,” Mr O’Brien said.

Source: The Age