In The Media | 6 July 2015

Federal funding cuts force closure of vital disability support service

Federal funding cuts have forced the closure of an essential disability support service that has linked millions of people with inclusive travel and recreation.

Nican was forced to close its ACT-based office and phone and email service last week, after almost three decades of supporting people with a disability.

The closure followed the federal government’s decision in 2014 to cut funding to specialist disability information services, despite a period of major and disruptive change with the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Source: The Canberra Times