In The Media | 26 October 2015

Low funding rate threatens success of NDIS

Disability support groups say the low funding rate for providing care threaten the success of the NDIS, claiming the $41 hourly rate on offer will barely cover costs and result in fewer services and less qualified workers.

Services for some of Australia’s most vulnerable people risk being wound back or even cancelled under a new pricing schedule released by the National Disability Insurance Agency which threatens to cut the wages of carers.

Disability support groups have raised concerns that the hourly rate for individual care is so low they will be unable to cover costs.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald