More than 10,000 people with a disability and 6000 workers face an uncertain future as the NSW government moves ahead with plans to transfer services to the private sector ahead of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Disability advocates have raised concerns about continuity of care, and the union representing workers has warned many will leave the sector under the transfer of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) services to non-government organisations.
Non-government service providers have welcomed the move, saying it would lead to greater choice for people with disabilities.
They will be asked to lodge expressions of interest in taking over almost 400 state-run specialist disability services worth $550 million, with the process to start on May 16.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald