Today the National Disability Insurance Agency released a mountain of paper about the planned introduction of compulsory assessments to the NDIS.
And tucked away amongst all those pages was some extraordinary news about the future of planning in the NDIS.
“We’ve been forgotten. We need more help. We need things to be easier”. They are the overwhelming messages to come out of our Coronavirus survey for people with disability and families.
A new report into the experiences of NDIS participants and their families during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic shows many were stretched to breaking point and let down by poor communication and a lack of support and help.
Why can’t we have planning meetings over video? Why can’t we get contact details for staff at the NDIA? Why do approvals for equipment take so long?
And will you cut my funding next time because I did not use all of it as a result of COVID lockdowns?