News | 19 March 2020

Update on Government Coronavirus planning for NDIS participants

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Commonwealth coat of arms, NDIS logo, and NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission logo and coronaviruses

Disability Ministers from around the country met yesterday to work on a plan to make sure people with disability get what they need as the impact of the Coronavirus grows.

The Disability Reform Council talked about the plans the National Disability Insurance Agency, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Health are all making to ensure people get what they need.

At the meeting the Ministers agreed these things were the priority:

πŸ‘‰ Making sure people with disability have access to critical health services such as Telehealth and personal protective equipment

πŸ‘‰ Making sure NDIS participants get the services they need by increasing flexibility in the ways NDIS funds can be used

πŸ‘‰ Putting plans in place to make sure there are enough workers to support people

πŸ‘‰ Putting plans in place to make sure there are enough services for people

There is not more detail than that at the moment but we expect more in the coming days. We will get it to you as soon as it becomes available.

Read the full communique here.

(But it does come with a content warning because it is still full of bureaucratic goobledegook)


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