National Disability Insurance Scheme funding changes have left hundreds of Canberrans with intellectual disability in employment limbo.
Since the ACT roll out, 275 employment places at Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs), Koomari and LEAD, are no longer funded by the Department of Social Services, leaving those living with a disability in search of alternatives.
L’Arche Australia, an organisation that aims to create cohesive communities of people with and without an intellectual disability, is aiming to help some of them.
Community leader Maggie Smith said more than 30 per cent of members were impacted by the employment upheaval but her organisation had a plan to navigate the new territory.
Source: The Age