In The Media | 27 February 2017

NDIS provides welcome break for a hard-working family

TAKING some time for yourself is an important part of any relationship.
When caring for a child with a disability, however, it can be difficult to achieve, as Mitchell resident Merle Searle knows.

Mrs Searle, along with her husband Dennis, have cared for their son Troy O’Neil almost around the clock since they fostered him at age six.

Now aged 37, Mr O’Neil is able to access a valuable respite service away from home for the first time thanks to new NDIS funding.

“It’s amazing because up until now, we would probably have only six nights a year respite, because that was all his funding covered,” Mrs Searle said.

“Now we can get 60.”

Source: Chinchilla News