Research and Reports | 30 January 2015

Report finds current system fails people with disabilities

The 2015 Report on Government Services was released this week and it shows just how few eligible people have been able to access the support they needed through the current disability support system.

The report shows that in 2012-2013, less than ten per cent of all eligible people received accommodation support, community access or employment support. Only one quarter received community support and only 16 per cent of carers were able to use respite services.

These extremely and appallingly low numbers are another clear reason why the continued rollout of the NDIS is so important. While 10,000 people now have NDIS plans in place, hundreds of thousands of people are still relying on the old system – which we can see is failing most people.

See the full Services for people with disability report.