In The Media | 13 October 2014

NDIS overlooks needs of carers, says report

The National Disability Insurance Scheme needs to be amended to recognise the needs of carers, a new report has recommended.

Ageing parent carers are suffering from high degrees of stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty about the future care of their son or daughter after they die, Anglicare’s Caring into Old Age report found.

The report, published on Monday, urges the government to amend the NDIS legislation to include a separate assessments for carers to determine the level of support carers need as they get older.