In The Media | 22 June 2015

Disability sector set to get $150 million boost in NSW budget as families call for more group homes

The New South Wales Government is promising a $150 million funding boost for people with disabilities in next week’s budget.

The money will pay for 900 new respite places and 310 new supported accommodation places across NSW, to try to cater for the huge demand.

Mr Ajaka said the money was not part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but from the state coffers.

He said the new supported accommodation places and respite services for people who live in the family home would help NSW prepare for the rollout of the NDIS.