In The Media | 27 September 2016

Indifference towards NDIS concerns north Queensland disability provider

As Mackay, north Queensland prepares for the upcoming roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, healthcare providers have concerns that the idea ‘has not been sold’ to the public.

The Endeavour Foundation’s senior industries manager Shaun McAullay said despite the government campaign to share the message of the NDIS, he was concerned about a level of indifference.

“It is concerning that the idea of the NDIS hasn’t been sold in an entirety, because what is it is a fantastic opportunity and that’s what we want to get across to people.”

Mr McAullay said he believed some parents were overwhelmed by the amount of information that had been supplied by the government about the changes.

There is so much information out there — I think that’s what parents are getting at and they’re not too sure how to break that down, and what part of the information suits their situation,” Mr McAullay said.

“And then you’re getting a bit of a disconnect with, ‘I’m quite happy to just stay what we’re doing now and hopefully it all goes away,’ but it’s not going away,” he said.

Source: ABC News