In The Media | 3 April 2017

Mental health carers urge against rolling support funding into NDIS

Mental health carers have urged a parliamentary inquiry to recommend the funding that supports their work looking after people with psychosocial disabilities be quarantined from the National Disability Insurance Agency.

The carers of people with mental health issues fear the funding that helps support family members and friends with illnesses may be lost in a gap between the national scheme and state and territory programs.

Two key federal funding programs, the Partners in Recovery [PIR] and Personal Helpers and Mentors [PHaM], would be rolled into the scheme over a three-year transition period in all states except the ACT, where it shifted in July last year.

Source: The Canberra Times