“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.
Who remembers this?
The National Disability Strategy was a ten-year plan that came out in 2010.
It was the first time all levels of Australian governments had come together to make a plan like this for ALL people with disability, ALL over Australia.
We all have stories to share about when the medical system has let us down. But people with disabilities have more than the average person.
People with disability are some of the most vulnerable people in Australia when it comes to Coronavirus (COVID19). We want to make sure they have everything they need to keep themselves safe and well.
People with disability from across Australia are calling for urgent action to make sure we are included in preparations for the current public health emergency.
We’re bringing together all of the information we have as it comes out for people with disability and families about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Some good news late last week for all those sick of the argy bargy between the NDIS and health over who should pay for what.